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Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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Tampa police seek suspect in shoe store robbery

Tampa police are searching the suspect in an armed robbery Thursday at a shoe store near University Square Mall.

Police say the suspect remained in Red Wing Shoes, 2377 E. Fowler Ave., around 7 p.m. until he was the only customer in the store.

He then approached the counter, implying he had a gun, police say. Fearing for her life, the clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect fled north toward University Square Mall but was last seen walking eastbound along East Fowler Avenue, police say.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early-30s, about 5 feet 5 and 150 pounds. He has a light complexion, medium build, close-cut light brown hair and a “Red Fox” racing tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Anyone with information is asked to call (813) 231-6130.