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Robber chased off by customer with a cane may have struck before, Tampa police say

TAMPA — Police said the man who got chased out of a Walgreens on Wednesday by a cane-wielding customer may be responsible for two more robberies in the past week.

Tampa police said that each time, the suspect wore a baby-blue sleeveless hoodie with "971" embroidered on the back and a black, vertical stripe on the right side with "WMA" in white letters.

On Saturday, a man wearing that hoodie walked into the China Garden at 5715 N Nebraska Ave. with a towel covering his face and his arm.

He demanded money, then took money out of the register and stole the tip jar.

On Wednesday morning, the suspect walked into the Walgreens at 2115 E Hillsborough Ave. with a paper bag over his right hand.

He pointed the bag at the clerk demanding money, but customer Clifford Bisek chased him out of the store with a cane.

Then Wednesday night, the robber returned to China Garden with his face partially covered with an athletic bandage and a bag over his hand.

He demanded money and the victim gave it to him from the register.

Anyone with information about these robberies can call the Tampa Police Department at (813) 231-6130 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-843-8477.

Robber chased off by customer with a cane may have struck before, Tampa police say 08/12/10 [Last modified: Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:41pm]
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