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Suspect sought in Pinellas Trail armed robbery


Published:   |   Updated: February 21, 2014 at 10:06 AM

St. Petersburg police detectives are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a 17-year-old wanted in an armed robbery on the Pinellas Trail in the Childs Park neighborhood.

Detectives believe Germane Davansha Small, also known as “Bolt,” is hiding to avoid capture, police spokesman Mike Puetz said in a news release.

Police said Small and an accomplice used a handgun during a Feb. 1 afternoon robbery of a man and woman riding bicycles near Eighth Avenue South and 46th Street. Small, police said, used the butt of the gun to strike the 54-year-old woman, knocking out several of her teeth.

The bicycles and other belongings were stolen and the robbers fled the area, police said. The bicycles were later recovered near 18th Avenue South and 45th Street, police said.

Police said they have not found the gun used in the robbery.

Small, who lives in Childs Park, was described by detectives as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds and clean shaven with close-cut hair.

Police cautioned that Small was armed.

Anyone with any information was asked to please call police at (727) 893-7780 or (727) 893-4823, or text (727) 420-8911. To leave a confidential tip, call (727) 892-5000. Reference report No. 2014‐006386.

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