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St. Pete police arrest woman in connection with Westshore Pizza robbery

ST. PETERSBURG — Surveillance footage from a Saturday robbery at a Westshore Pizza restaurant generated tips that led to the arrest Thursday of a St. Petersburg woman, police said.

Lori Jean Belbin, 48, was identified as the woman who walked into the restaurant at 3187 Fourth St. N late Saturday night, pulled a gun on an employee and demanded money, police said. She received cash and fled the restaurant on a mountain bike.

Police released surveillance video Wednesday that shows the woman entering and leaving the restaurant wearing a red bandana, dark-rimmed glasses and a gray long-sleeved shirt.

At about 10 a.m. Thursday, detectives arrested Belbin at her home at 480 31st Ave. N, just down the street from the restaurant. In a search of Belbin's home, detectives found clothing they believe she wore during the robbery, police said. The gun was not found.

Belbin was booked in the Pinellas County Jail on a charge of armed robbery and held on $50,000 bail.

St. Pete police arrest woman in connection with Westshore Pizza robbery 06/14/12 [Last modified: Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:04pm]
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