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Suspects sought in Pinellas Park stabbing of elderly victim

Pinellas Park police are searching for three suspects who attacked and stabbed an 84-year-old man in an apparent carjacking.

Police say the robbery occurred in the 5000 block of 76th Avenue, and resulted in several schools being locked down in that area.

The victim, Charles Clark, told police prior to being transported to a hospital with serious injuries that he had just exited his vehicle in a parking lot when one of the suspects grabbed him from behind.

As he struggled to break free, Clark said he knocked one of the suspects to the ground while struggling with one of the other suspects.

During the struggle, Clark said the suspects didn’t make any demands, but he was stabbed at least twice with a knife that police say was recovered at the scene.

A witness came to Clark’s aid, and the suspects fled on bicycles, police say.

Clark told police he thought he suspects were attempting to steal his vehicle.

Area schools were placed on lockdown while law enforcement performed an air and K-9 search, and the suspects are still at large, police say.

Police say two of the suspects are described as black males, one in his late teens with dark skin, and average height and weight, and one in his early- to mid-teens.

The third suspect is described as an Hispanic female in her early teens, with a heavier build and red/brown hair and wearing a gray hoodie.

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