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HCSO searching for convenience store armed robbery suspect

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 15:07:49-04

TAMPA, Fla. – A search is underway for a man accused of opening fire inside a convenience store and running off with stolen cash.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect walked into the Shell gas station at 4330 Lithia Pinecrest Road in Valrico a little before 11 p.m. on Saturday. Surveillance video showed the man pointing a gun at a store clerk, demanding money from the cash register.

At one point, the man pointed the gun away and fired a round through a display shelf. The clerk eventually opened the cash register and the suspect grabbed some money and ran out of the store.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call 813-247-8200.