Third potential 'stun gun robber' victim - FOX 13 News

Third potential 'stun gun robber' victim

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As detectives on both sides of Tampa Bay try to track down the man dubbed 'the stun gun robber,' another potential victim has come forward.

A woman who lives in the Westchase area of Hillsborough County says somebody jumped her and stuck a stun gun in her neck when she got out of her car at the apartment complex where she lives.

The woman did not want to be identified because she told FOX 13 she's worried about her safety.

"I just got out of my car and the next thing I know I was being electrocuted. I could hear the noise and smell my hair burning," she recalled.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is now investigating the crime and a possible connection to similar crimes that happened during the same 24-hour period late last week.

On Nebraska Avenue last week, surveillance video showed a man sticking a stun gun in the neck of another man and then taking his bag of medication, which he dropped during the attack. The next day in St. Petersburg, a woman was attacked and then zapped while withdrawing money from her ATM.

"As I put in my PIN, I heard someone behind me say, 'Withdraw all your money,'" she said.

That victim, who also did not want to be identified, says she barley felt it though her clothes and fought with the man and he ran off without her money.

The latest victim to come forward in Westchase gave detectives a similar description of the car used in both robberies -- a black Toyota Camry -- but says it was not a man who jumped her, but rather a woman in her 20's who fit the description of the getaway driver in the other two robberies.

"She basically said, 'Give me all your stuff.' Then it was a struggle for like five minutes and all the while I was getting zapped with the stun gun."

In the end, the robber just made off with her gym bag full of cloths, but no money.

If you have any information about these crimes, authorities urge you to contact Crimestoppers at 800-873-TIPS. You could be eligible for a cash reward.

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