Deputies search for robber stabbed by clerk

Surveillance video captured the fight. The suspect got away with cash.

Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies say they have identified a man who robbed a store, but was stabbed by the clerk before getting away. Detectives have issued a warrant for his arrest.

At 5:45 a.m., Sunday, a black male entered the Sunoco at 14516 N. 22nd St. and demanded a money bag. The store clerk and the suspect fought over a baseball bat 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.

The suspect is  5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, 180 to 200 pounds, bald, and was last seen wearing blue jean shorts.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at  (813) 247-8200.
 
To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at  the Crime Stoppers website  or send a mobile tip using the 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.

 

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