Detectives Searching for Armed Robber

03/18/15
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Excellent quality video from 2nd robbery attempt located at www.facebook.com/tampapd or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IPnjA6IorM


WHEN:
07/29/2011, 5:40 a.m. and 6:22 a.m.

WHERE:
619 South Dale Mabry Highway (Einstein Bagels) and 3501 South Dale Mabry Highway (Supertest Gas Station)

VEHICLE:
1997 - 2003, silver Ford F-150 extended cab. Black trim, loud muffler, green ladder in truck's bed

SUSPECT:
H/M, 20s, 5'7" 160 lbs, mustache and goatee, tattoo on right forearm, last seen wearing Rays baseball cap, royal blue "Sonic the Hedgehog" shirt , long black shorts, black high-top tennis shoes, very large faced watch on left arm, long cross pendant necklace

VIDEO:
The video shows the suspect loitering in the gas station for approximately 10 minutes. The best shots of the suspect's face are at 2:15 and 6:02. At 10:17, the video shows the suspect pointing a gun and demanding money.

DETAILS:
The victim was walking from his car into the Einstein Bagels when the suspect approached him in his pick up truck. The suspect asked for directions and when the victim approached the passenger side of the vehicle, the suspect pulled out a black pistol and demanded money. The victim ran and was not injured. About 30 minutes later, the same suspect pulled up to a gas pump at the Supertest Gas station and went inside. He spent ten minutes talking to the clerk, went to his truck and asked the clerk to come outside. When the clerk approached his truck, the suspect pulled out a pistol and demanded money. The clerk went back inside and the suspect fled with nothing.