Saturday, December 16, 2017
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St. Petersburg and Tampa police searching for stun gun robber (w/video)

St. Petersburg and Tampa police are searching for a man who used a stun gun to commit two robberies last week.

On Friday a man in his mid-20s approached a woman at the ATM of Bank of America at 9700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N in St. Petersburg and demanded she withdraw money. After the man and woman struggled, he pulled out a stun gun and zapped her on the leg, St. Petersburg police said.

The day before, the man zapped and robbed a man of his medication as he walked to his car after leaving the Medicine Shop Pharmacy at 10905 N Nebraska Avenue in Tampa, police said.

In both cases, the man climbed into a getaway car, a black Toyota Camry driven by a woman in her 20s with brown hair in a ponytail.

The robber is described as having short black hair, a thin build and was last seen wearing a dark beanie cap, black jacket, black polo shirt with white stripes, and gray shorts.

Tampa police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to an arrest.

If anyone has any information, they can call Detective Allyn Stone at (727) 893-4928 or the Communications Center at (727) 893-7780. You can also text a tip to (727) 420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at (727) 892-5000.

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