Saturday, June 23, 2018
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St. Petersburg police looking for carjacker who robbed bank

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are looking for a man they believe carjacked a woman then robbed a bank Friday afternoon.

They were called at about 1:45 p.m. to Jo Ann's Fabrics, 2500 66th St. N, after a woman there said an armed man confronted her and demanded her car.

The man left in the victim's 2010 gray Toyota Camry, and was seen heading south on 66th Street, police said.

About 10 minutes later, officers got a call about a robbery at Wells Fargo Bank, 3131 66th St. N. Officials said a masked man entered the bank and demanded cash, then left the scene in a gray Camry.

No one was injured in either incident.

Police said they found the victim's car a few blocks from the bank.

The man police are looking for was described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, about 220 pounds and between 6 feet and 6 foot 3. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (727) 893-7790.

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