74-year-old man mugged at St. Petersburg store

Published Aug. 16, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG — The robber who mugged a man in a wheelchair outside a Walgreens pharmacy last week was captured on surveillance video.

Ronald Prgomelja, 74, of St. Petersburg had just made a purchase at the counter around 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and exited the store at 2195 66th St. N when a man brushed up against him, nearly knocking him to the ground.

The man, dressed in a black-and-white horizontal striped shirt, jeans and a black cap, ripped Prgomelja's wallet from his lap and ran, St. Petersburg Police said. He got away with about $200, medical cards and family pictures.

The video shows the suspect in line, seconds before Prgomelja, who was in a neck brace, left the pharmacy.

Police urge anyone with information to call (727) 893-7780.

Information from Bay News 9 was used in this report.