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Woman escapes would-be robbers in Pinellas Park

Pinellas Park police are looking for two men who they say tried to rob a woman outside a convenience store on U.S. 19.

The woman, whose name was not released, had withdrawn money from an ATM outside the convenience store at 9121 U.S. 19 N just after 4 p.m. Wednesday and noticed two men following her.

When she reached the parking lot, one suspect asked to use her phone. She said she didn't have one, police said. The suspects asked the woman for money, and when she said she didn't have any, one told her he'd just seen her withdraw cash, authorities said.

The woman turned to walk away and one suspect ran toward a nearby hotel.

The other man grabbed at her purse and said he would "cut her, stab her and kill her," police said.

The woman screamed for help and the suspect ran off in the direction of the nearby motel.

The suspect who grabbed at the woman's purse was described as a Hispanic man, about 5-foot-8, wearing a black shirt and green shorts. Police said he is about 25-30 years old, has short hair, bad teeth and a neck tattoo.

Woman escapes would-be robbers in Pinellas Park 06/18/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:19pm]
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