TAMPA — Police are looking for an armed man on a bike seen robbing people at gunpoint in Ybor City.
A video image of the man was released on the Tampa Police Department’s Facebook page. He appears to be wearing a black hoodie with the hood pulled over his head and blue jeans while riding a red bicycle.
The man on the bike seen in this video recently pointed a small silver revolver at two people on the second floor of the Palm Avenue Parking Garage and tried to rob them, police said.
One of the victims attempted to wrestle the gun from him, police said, but the armed man biked away.
Tampa police say the man also could be responsible for a robbery that took place near 19th Street N and Seventh Avenue E. He could also be connected to an armed robbery that police said took place in the parking lot behind Gaspar’s Grotto and Acropolis in the 1800 block of Seventh Avenue E.
As two people walked to their vehicle, police said a man followed them on his bicycle. Once in the parking lot, he pointed a silver revolver at the people, robbed them and biked away.
Police ask that anyone with information about these robberies to call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at (800) 873-8477, send an anonymous tip online to crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips app.