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Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
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Police seeking man who tried to rob Tampa auto parts store

Tampa police are seeking the public’s help to locate a man who tried to rob an auto parts store this week.

At 8:26 p.m. Monday, a man walked into Advanced Auto Parts, 8623 N. Florida Ave., and pointed a gun at the clerk behind the counter. As he demanded money, a second employee ran out the back door, triggering an alarm. The suspect then ran away without any money.

The suspect is described as a black man, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, heavy set. He was wearing dark tan pants rolled up with white cuffs, black boots, a black hoodie with dark gloves and green ski mask with only the top portion of his face open.

The robbery was captured on surveillance video.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or report online at www.crimestopperstb.com.

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