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Man robs Gita Food Store in St. Petersburg with beer bottle

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St. Petersburg, Florida -- On Wednesday, March 12, a man robbed the Gita Food Store by threatening to hit a clerk with a beer bottle if she did not empty the register.

Aroudn 5:00 p.m., an unknown suspect walked into the Gita Food Store at 1700 3rd Street South and grabbed a bottle of beer from the cooler. He then approached a clerk and threatened to hit her with the bottle while pushing her towards the register. The suspect then threw the register to the floor and grabbed the cash.

The suspect then fled the scene with both cash and the stolen beer.

The suspect is described as:

  • A biracial male
  • 6'0", between 150 and 185lbs.
  • 22 to 35-years-old  
  • Full beard, low cut hair
  • Unknown tattoo on left neck and both legs
  • Wore a red tee shirt, blue shorts and bblack high top shoes 

Anyone with information regarding the suspect's identity to please contact Detective Robert Anderson at (727) 8925910 or the Communications Center (727) 8937780.

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