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Video: Cash Advance store hit by armed robber

Tampa police are searching for an armed suspect who robbed a cash advance store Tuesday.

The robbery happened at 5:28 p.m. at 4123 W Hillsborough Ave. at the Advance America Cash Advance, according to a news release.

Tampa police released this video, above, of the incident. Part of the video shows the actual robbery, and part of it shows the suspect ditching the car he stole. Here are the details, according to Tampa police;

The suspect came to the front door of the Advance America Cash Advance store and was buzzed in by the cashier. Once inside the store, the suspect, who was armed with a black handgun, demanded the cashier's money, cellphone and keys at gunpoint. A customer inside the store also handed over her keys and phone.

The suspect took the cashier's car, a 2013 Silver Toyota, and fled west on Hillsborough Avenue in the stolen vehicle, then ditched the car in a neighborhood in western Hillsborough County. A resident had a home surveillance system and captured video of the suspect ditching the car.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 6, 150-160 pounds, with acne, light eyes and short hair. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 800-873-8477. A $1,000 reward is being offered.

Video: Cash Advance store hit by armed robber 09/05/13 [Last modified: Friday, September 6, 2013 3:49pm]
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