On Monday, January 17, 2011, just before 11 PM two suspects robbed the Citgo Gas Station at 3919 78th Avenue, (Corner of US 19 and 78th Avenue). The suspects wore hoods and masks to conceal their identity and were armed with rife.
The suspects entered the store, pointed a rifle at clerk, a 53 year old male, and demanded money from the register. The suspects went behind the counter and took cash and scratch off lottery tickets before fleeing the store on foot toward the west.
We are asking for the public to review the video and help in identifying the two suspects.
The suspects were described as
Black Male: between 18-21 years old, 5'8" to 6' tall, 150-170 lbs. He was wearing a white hooded sweat shirt, dark pants, and a black ski mask.
White Male, 18-21years old, 5'4" to 5'6" tall, 130 to 155 lbs. He was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, gray pants, and a black ski mask. He was armed with a black rifle with a pistol grip
The public can view the video on the official Pinellas Park Police Department Facebook page.
To report an anonymous tip and be eligible for a cash reward, anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Pinellas at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477), or athttp://www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org/
Released by: Lieutenant Paul Andrews, PIO