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Tampa Police Work To Identify and Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

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As Tampa Police Detectives investigate an armed robbery, they are asking our community to take a good look at this video and possibly help them solve the crime.

On the afternoon of Aug 11, the suspect entered the RaceTrac gas station located at 5220 Cypress Preserve Drive. The suspect seen in the video appears to be a young black male in his late teens to early twenties, who was wearing a blue hoodie with Super Mario graphics, distressed black jeans, white socks, and black slides.

The suspect entered the men's restroom where he robbed the victim, a male in his mid-70s, at gunpoint. Thankfully the victim was not injured. The suspect left the store and jumped into the front passenger seat of a gray Honda Civic, possibly a 2003 model. The car, which had no license plate, was last seen heading northbound on Bruce B Downs toward I75.

Detectives have been gathering evidence and following leads in this case. Anyone with information that could assist in identifying the suspect or vehicle involved in this robbery is asked to call Tampa Police at 813.231.6130. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay at 800.873.TIPS or online at crimestopperstb.com.