ST. PETERSBURG — Police are seeking the public's help identifying a man who robbed a Sweetbay Supermarket liquor store last week.
Police said the liquor store clerk thought the man was kidding when he walked in about 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday and announced he was armed and going to rob the place.
But then the man came behind the counter. The clerk didn't see a gun, but did see a knife in his hand.
The suspect, police said, began waving it and demanded cash. He fled on foot from the store at 7491 Fourth St. N.
Officials released a surveillance video of the robbery Tuesday.
The suspect is described as a white man with grey hair who weighs between 185 and 200 pounds. He is believed to be between 40 and 45 years old and was between 6 foot 1 and 6 foot 3 inches tall. His shorts, shirt and baseball hat that night were black. He had on white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (727) 893-7780, leave an anonymous tip at (727) 892-5000 or text (727)420-8911.