St. Petersburg, Florida - There is a search underway for a thief dubbed the "Stun Gun Robber," who struck twice last week, once in St. Petersburg and once in Tampa.
The Tampa incident took place on Thursday February 28th outside the Medicine Pharmacy at 10905 North Nebraska Avenue. Surveillance video shows the suspect creeping up behind his victim as he carried a bad of medication, zapping him in the back, grabbing the meds and taking off.
At around 6:30 p.m. the following day, the same man approached a woman at the Bank of America ATM located at 9700 Martin Luther King Jr. St. North. While the victim was entering her PIN, the man snuck up from behind and told the woman to withdraw all of her money.
The suspect began pushing buttons on the ATM in an attempt to withdraw cash, but the machine locked up.
During a struggle with the victim, he pulled the stun gun and zapped the woman before taking off empty-handed.
The thief is described as a Hispanic male in his mid-twenties, black short hair, thin build, wearing a dark beanie, black jacket, black polo short with white stripes and grey shorts.
The same getaway car was used in both robberies, which is described as a black Toyota Camry.
In the robbery outside the pharmacy in Tampa, a white female with brown hair in a ponytail was in the driver's seat of the vehicle.
Anyone with information on the case should contact Allyn Stone with the St. Petersburg Police Department at (727) 893-4928 or the Communications Center at (727) 893-7780.
Tampa Police say those with information can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-873-TIPS, which could make you eligible for a $1,000 cash reward.