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Port Richey couple robbed of money, pills at gunpoint

Port Richey

Gunman robs couple of pills, money

A couple was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night, deputies say, by a man who demanded prescription pills and money.

A 44-year-old woman was standing on her back porch in Windtree Apartments when the suspect, a husky man wearing a gray hoodie and baggy jean shorts attacked her, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report states. He threw her to the floor just inside the apartment and pointed a 9mm pistol at her, the report states, and said he would kill her.

The woman's 65-year-old husband was also inside and the suspect hit them both in the head and face, the report states, yelling at them to, "Give me what I want."

The suspect rummaged through pills the couple had on a coffee table, grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and ran out the front door, the report states.

Both victims had cuts and bruises to their heads and faces. The male victim was taken to a nearby hospital.

The victims described the suspect as being 6 feet tall and about 250 pounds. Anyone with information may call the Pasco County Sheriff's Office at (727) 844-7711.

Times staff

Port Richey couple robbed of money, pills at gunpoint 11/20/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:17pm]
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