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Deputies seek to identify man seen on surveillance video breaking into antiques shop

Published Nov. 22, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG — A man clad in all black used a bolt cutter to smash through a window and bust open a wire security gate Monday at a St. Petersburg antiques store.

Pinellas County sheriff's deputies released a surveillance video Wednesday of the man, who made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise. Detectives hope the public can help them identify the man.

The break-in happened just after 1 a.m. Monday at the Park Street Antiques Center, 9401 Bay Pines Blvd., authorities said.

In the surveillance video, the man is seen peering through the glass front door of the business before smashing it with the bolt cutter. He then slices through an iron gate blocking the entrance and walks inside.

The man is described as white, about 30 years old, about 6 feet tall and 160 pounds with a mustache. Authorities say he later fled in a white 4-door sedan driven by another male.

The surveillance video can be viewed at the following link:

Anyone with information can contact Det. Holly Tsanakaliotis at (727) 582-6200. Tips can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers, by calling 1 (800) 873-8477.