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Police: Woman sought in St. Pete robbery, abduction

Published:   |   Updated: May 6, 2013 at 07:46 PM

Police are looking for a woman seen in surveillance video from an ATM in connection with an abduction and robbery last month in St. Petersburg.

About 9 p.m. April 21, a 55-year-old man was approached by the woman and a Hispanic male outside his residence in the 1700 block of 22nd Avenue North, according to St. Petersburg police.

The victim was somewhat acquainted with the woman, but the Hispanic male was a stranger, police said.

The victim did let them into his house, but after midnight the Hispanic man took out a knife and forced the victim into his own SUV. The woman and Hispanic man took his ATM card and demanded his PIN number, according to police.

They made a withdrawal and drove the victim home where the Hispanic man then took the victim's 1999 Ford Expedition and fled, police said. The woman fled in a black sedan.

The Expedition was found burning and abandoned near 28th Avenue North and 11 Street a short time later, police said.

Then, about 3 a.m. April 22, the woman used the stolen ATM card at the TD Bank, 22nd Avenue North and 4th Street, police said.

Anyone who knows the woman seen in the surveillance photos or has information about the case is asked to call Detective Billy Crews at (727) 893-7266 or leave a confidential tip at (727) 892-5000.

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