Video released in Palm Harbor pharmacy patron attack

Palm Harbor, Florida -- Pinellas County detectives are asking for the public's help locating a robbery suspect who attacked a Palm Harbor pharmacy customer for drugs on Tuesday, April 8.

Surveillance video shows the suspect was on the sidewalk, pacing back and forth waiting for the victim to exit the Trust Pharmacy located at 36515 U.S. Highway 19 North in Palm Harbor. As the victim exited the pharmacy, the suspect grabbed her by the throat, threw her to the ground and made threatening statements towards her. The suspect then took the victim's medication before leaving the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 years of age with white hair. He was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt with white lettering, plaid shorts, tennis shoes, glasses and possibly has a tattoo on his calf.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact Detective K. Johnson of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at (727) 582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.


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