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Police: Tampa armed robbery caught on surveillance camera

TAMPA — Police are searching for two suspects who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Saturday afternoon.

Tampa police posted video on YouTube from a surveillance camera that captured the armed robbery at El Noa Noa Grocery Store, 4515 N Armenia Ave. Police say two armed suspects removed money from two cash registers before fleeing in a black Ford Explorer with tinted windows and chrome rims.

In the two-minute video, a man wearing sunglasses and a blue-and-white Tampa Bay baseball cap grabs the store manager around the neck and points a black handgun at the manager's head. A cashier opens the register, and the suspect appears to go through the cash box while waving the gun.

The video shows the suspect shoving the cashier out of the way and pocketing the contents of the register. At the end of the video, when the suspects seem to have left, the cashier comes back into the frame, hand pressed to her chest.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information on the armed robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

Police: Tampa armed robbery caught on surveillance camera 07/03/11 [Last modified: Sunday, July 3, 2011 12:35pm]

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