Store Clerk Stabs Robber, Hillsborough Deputies Say
The clerk and the robber fought over a baseball bat.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Deputies are searching for a robbery suspect who was stabbed during a fight with a store clerk, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
The robbery happened about t 5:45 a.m. Sunday (June 18) at the Sunoco, 14516 N. 22nd St.. Deputies said the man demanded a money bag. The store clerk and the suspect struggled over a baseball bat that was behind the counter.
When the suspect overpowered the clerk and removed the bat, the clerk stabbed the suspect in the abdomen. The clerk and the suspect continued to struggle until the clerk ran outside and alerted nearby deputies. The suspect removed a brown paper bag full of cash from behind the counter and fled on foot.
Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at crimestopperstb.com or
send a mobile tip using the sheriff’s office P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
For information about the Hillsborough sheriff, go to hcso.tampa.fl.us.
Photo courtesy of the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office.
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