A convenience store in the Lealman neighborhood of St. Petersburg was robbed early Friday – the third time the business has been hit since March 27th.
The incident occurred just before 11 a.m. at the City Food Market in the 5000 block of 66th St. North.
According to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office report the suspect implied he had a weapon and demanded cash from the clerk. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money the man fled on foot.
A witness reported seeing the suspect get into a white Toyota Yaris with a partial Florida tag of P57. Investigators say the robber is a black male between the ages of 18 and 25. He stands 5'6'' tall, has a medium build and a short, faded haircut.
He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, baggy blue jeans – sagging low – blue plaid boxer shorts and bright white low-top tennis shoes.
Detectives believe the suspect is familiar with this geographical area of Pinellas County.
Just before midnight on March 27th a suspect with similar features robbed the business of an undisclosed amount of cash. It was also robbed on Tuesday just after 8 p.m.
The suspect in that incident matches the description from the other two crimes. Detectives are trying to determine if all three robberies were committed by the same man.
If you have any information about any of these cases please contact Detective Amy Booth of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at (727) 582-6200. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.
FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
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