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Tampa police seek two men in robbery attempt outside pharmacy

TAMPA — Police are seeking a man they say attacked and tried to rob a woman leaving a pharmacy last week.

Robin Young, 46, was leaving the VIP Pharmacy at 1947 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. about 1:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached her and tried to grab her prescription, police said.

When he couldn't snatch it, he left in a red car driven by another man. A surveillance camera caught both on video.

The man who tried to rob the woman is an 18- to 20-year-old white or Hispanic man, about 6 feet 3, 130 pounds, with black hair, a small mustache or goatee, and a full right-arm tattoo. Police said he was last seen wearing black shorts and a gray shirt with a black tribal pattern on the front and back.

Police said the getaway driver was an 18- to 21-year-old white man, about 5 feet 9, 175 pounds and was last seen wearing a green shirt with the number "3" on it, a black baseball cap with "OZ" written on the back and blue shorts.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-8477, or report anonymously online at or text "CSTB plus your tip" to 274637.

Tampa police seek two men in robbery attempt outside pharmacy 11/09/09 [Last modified: Monday, November 9, 2009 5:53pm]
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