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Clearwater Police seek robber who struck clerk with cash drawer

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 15:56:52-05

Clearwater Police detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a convenience store and struck the clerk in the head with the cash drawer.

The robbery occurred just after 5 a.m. at the Speedway convenience store at 2577 Harn Blvd on Thursday, according to detectives. 

When the suspect entered the store and demanded money, the male clerk refused. That's when the suspect grabbed the cash drawer and tried to leave. As the clerk tried to detain the suspect at the door he was struck in the head with the cash drawer.

The 56-year-old clerk was taken to Morton Plant Hospital and treated for a minor head injury.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male with a thin build, about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing gray pants, a green hooded sweatshirt, with a green shirt over his face.

He is not believed to the same suspect involved in recent robberies at Walmart and 7-Eleven.

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Anyone with information on his identity should call Clearwater Police at 727-562-4242 or email tips@myclearwater.com; you can also call Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County at 1-800-873-TIPS or use the TIP411 system by texting your tip and the keyword CWPD to 847411.