Friday, December 15, 2017
Public safety

Tampa Police seek two men in armed robbery of bicyclist

TAMPA — Police are searching for two men who robbed a bicyclist at gunpoint Saturday night.

About 9:15 p.m. the unidentified men were riding their bicycles south on 22nd Street just south of Fowler Avenue when they pulled alongside the victim, also on a bike.

One of the men pointed a gun at the bicyclist and demanded cash. He handed over his wallet, police said.

Shortly after, the two men withdrew cash using his debit card at the Gas Quik convenience store, 1501 E Fowler Ave. While one of the men was using the ATM, the other went into the convenience shop. The men left together.

All of this was recorded by the gas station's surveillance cameras, police said.

The robbers are described as slender, tall black men in their late teens or early 20s.

The gunman is about 6 feet tall, has a short beard, wears a diamond earring in one ear and was wearing a black shirt; long khaki shorts; a white, green and black baseball cap with a logo on it and red writing on the front at the time of the robbery.

The other is about 6-feet-2 to 6-feet-4 and was wearing long camouflage shorts, a white tank top and had a bright purple baseball cap tucked in the rear waistband of his pants at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information about the two men or the crime can call the Tampa Police Department at (813) 231-6130.

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