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Police need help identifying man who robbed Clearwater liquor store

CLEARWATER — Police are seeking help to identify an armed man who they say robbed a Publix liquor store Sunday afternoon.

The man walked into the store at 1921 N Belcher Road around 3:45 p.m. He took a liquor bottle to the register, where he showed the cashier a small silver handgun and demanded cash, police said.

He left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and a bottle of Southern Comfort, according to police.

Detectives described the suspect as a white man around 50 years old, standing 5-foot-4 and weighing 135 pounds. He was wearing all black.

Police ask anyone with information on the robbery to call the department's tip line at (727) 562-4422. People can anonymously report information by sending a text message to 847411 or by going online to or