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MAN SOUGHT IN 2 ROBBERIES OF COLONIAL BANKS

ST. PETERSBURG

Police are looking for a 37-year-old man they say robbed two banks last week. St. Petersburg police spokesman George Kajtsa said a man walked into Colonial bank at 5858 Central Ave. at 1:46 p.m. Thursday, demanded money from a teller and left on foot. At 2:38 p.m. Friday, the same man gave a note demanding money to a teller at Colonial bank, 2646 Fourth St. N, police said. He fled on foot. "Same MO," Kajtsa said. "He did not display a weapon. He just implied he had one." Based on surveillance video from the robberies, police believe the man is Joseph Williams, 37, of 4834 10th Ave. S. He is described as 6 feet tall, weighing 155 pounds with close-cut hair. He was last seen wearing jeans and a gray polo-type shirt with the words "Chaps" written on the left side. Williams has previously been arrested for burglary, theft and drug possession. Anyone with information about Williams is encouraged to call police at (727) 893-7780.

TEMPLE TERRACE

Thief leaves with $1,900 in perfume

Temple Terrace police are trying to sniff out a shoplifter who got away with $1,900 in perfume from a local pharmacy. The man, caught on video, walked into the CVS pharmacy at 110 Bullard Parkway on Jan. 21, talking on his cell phone. He browsed and then filled a basket with perfume products, authorities say. He walked out of the store with the basket and drove off in a black four-door car. Police think the products will be resold, but they don't know where. It was the second such robbery at the store. Police ask anyone with information to call (813) 989-7090.

HOLIDAY

Man accused of threatening boy

A Pasco County man was in jail Monday evening on charges that he threatened a neighbor's kindergartener with an air gun. Pablo Velez, 53, was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault. He was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail. Sheriff's reports said Ali Alzarkani Jr., 6, was tossing around an empty water bottle on the concrete entryway of the Ardsley Road apartment. Sheriff's reports said Velez told the boy to stop throwing the bottle, or else he'd shoot. The boy's father said his son is doing okay, though he was shaken. "It's the first time he's seen a gun ... in his face," Alzarkani said.

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