Breaking Tampa Bay, Florida and national news and weather from Tampa Bay Online and The Tampa Tribune |
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
Crime & Courts

Suspect sought in store robbery on West Waters Avenue

Published:   |   Updated: February 3, 2014 at 04:36 PM

Tampa police officers continue to search for a suspect who robbed a convenience store over the weekend.

The suspect entered the Stop ‘N Shop, 412 West Waters Ave., Tampa, just after midnight Saturday. He grabbed a Sprite from the cooler and then walked to the counter, police said.

He placed the drink on the counter and then took out a small revolver from his back pocket. The suspect pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money, police said.

The clerk took all of the money from the cash register, put it in a plastic bag and gave it to the suspect. The suspect took the plastic bag and ran from the scene, heading northbound on North Ola Avenue, police said.

The clerk wasn’t injured.

The suspect is described as a black man who is 20 to 30 years old. He was last seen wearing all black clothing and a baseball cap with a TB logo on the front of the cap, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimes Stoppers at (800) 873-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 in cash is offered for an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest.