Monday, May 28, 2018
Public safety

Two men sought in robbery near El Cap Restaurant in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are seeking help identifying two men who robbed a 72-year-old woman Friday and used her credit cards to buy video game equipment at a local Walmart, police said.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, was leaving El Cap Restaurant, 3500 Fourth St. N, around 7:35 p.m. when two men approached from behind and snatched her purse, officials said.

The men got into a dark-colored sedan parked nearby and fled with two other unidentified people, police said.

Soon after, the victim's credit cards were used at Walmart, 201 34th St. N, to buy video game merchandise. The store's surveillance cameras were used to obtain suspect descriptions.

One man is white, in his early 20s, between 5 feet 5 and 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a Miami Heat baseball cap, black T-shirt and white shorts.

The other man is black, in his early 20s, between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds and was last seen wearing a black tank top, dark shorts and flip-flops.

Anyone with information about the suspects or crime has been asked to call St. Petersburg Police detective Robert Anderson at (727) 892-5910 or the anonymous Tip Line, (727) 892-5000.

Marissa Lang can be reached at [email protected] or (727) 893-8804.

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