VIDEO: Suspect uses coffee, knife in robbery attempt

6:25 PM, Oct 24, 2013   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, Florida -- Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect after an incident at the 7-Eleven on 34 Street North. 

According to reports, the unknown suspect walked into the store and went to the back to get a cup of coffee. He then waited for the clerk, threw the coffee on him and reached into the register. 

The suspect was also reportedly armed with a knife. Then, in an attempt to stop the man, the clerk pulled out a concealed gun- causing him to run.

The clerk says he later lost his job because 7-Eleven policy prohibits clerks from carrying weapons.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Pavelski (727) 893-4823 or the Communications Center (727) 893-7780.

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