ST. PETE CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBED FOR 3RD TIME IN 3 MONTHS
St. Pete Police Detectives are currently investigating a string of armed robberies that have occurred over the last three months at the Sunshine Foods Store located at 2210 Roy Hanna Drive South. The last robbery occurred on January 5th, 2015 at about 8:20 p.m. when a lone black male suspect armed with a handgun entered the store and took cash from the register. The suspect was approximately 6’2″ had a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and long dreadlocks that partially obscured his face. He was wearing black tennis shoes with silver reflectors and he walked oddly with his toes pointed outward. Video of that robbery can be viewed at: Two previous armed robberies took place at the store on December 22nd, 2014 at about 8:20 p.m. and on November 18th, 2014 at about 7:20 p.m., both involving a similarly described suspect. Video of those robberies may be viewed at: Anyone with information that may help law enforcement locate this suspect, and wishes to remain anonymous, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). You can also report anonymously online at www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org, text “TIP144 plus your tip” to 274637(CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new “TipSubmit Mobile” application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.) If your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a cash reward.
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