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Pinellas deputies seek help identifying armed robbery suspect

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identify a man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Tuesday night.

According to detectives, the man entered a Circle K convenience store at 2521 McMullen Booth Road in Safety Harbor about 11:45 p.m., displayed a gun and demanded cash from the register.

The man also demanded cigarettes and the clerk's wallet before ordering the employee to go into the bathroom and wait 15 minutes. The man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.

He is described as white, in his early 20s, about 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall with slight facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black long-sleeve hooded sweatshirt over a white T-shirt, long and baggy denim shorts, a black baseball hat and sunglasses.

The Sheriff's Office is asking that anyone with information about the crime to call Detective Rob Snipes of the robbery/homicide unit at (727) 582-6200. Or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

Pinellas deputies seek help identifying armed robbery suspect 12/10/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 10, 2009 2:45pm]
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