St. Pete Police searching for armed man who robbed 7-Eleven store early Thursday morning

Posted at 3:41 AM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 06:44:22-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Detectives are searching for the man who robbed a 7-Eleven store in St. Petersburg early Thursday morning.

Officers say around 12:40 a.m., a man entered the store located at 3000 49th Street N, took out a gun and demanded the clerk hand over the money in the register.

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Authorities say the man stole an unknown amount of cash and ran away from the store on foot.

St. Pete Police used a K9 officer to try to track the man. There is no suspect description at this time.

Another armed robbery occurred at the same 7-Eleven store on October 23, 2016. The suspect during that robbery told the clerk he had a gun and made off with cash from the register.