St. Petersburg, Florida -- St. Petersburg Police officers responded to a call overnight of an armed robbery at the Walgreens on 38th Avenue North.
Photo Gallery: Armed robbery at St. Pete Walgreens
Video surveillance showed two black male suspects in their 20's appearing to loiter outside of the store. They had T-shirts covering their faces when they first approached the store. It seems they decided not to enter the store and walked back towards the camera, away from the store.
The second time they appeared on camera, they approached the store, again with T-shirts covering their faces, and then noticed a van pulling into the parking lot. They took off the T-shirts that wrapped their heads and seemed to pretend to talk on their cell phones as they walked away from the store.
At approximately 3:24 a.m., the suspects approached the store for the third time, with the T-shirts covering their faces, and entered the store.
Surveillance video inside of the Walgreens captured the robbery in progress.
One suspect was armed with a large caliber handgun. Upon the pair entering the store, the unarmed suspect immediately jumped the counter and started looking through the shelves while the armed suspect confronted three employees and demanded they go to the front cash registers.
The suspects then had the victims remove the cash drawers and place the money in to a bag.
The suspects then fled the store on foot carrying an undisclosed amount of money. A K-9 tracked to the east, but lost the scent.
Suspect 1: black male, gray shirt over his head, white shirt with long selves, black shorts.
Suspect 2: black male, white shirt over his head, black short with blue strip.
If anyone believes they have information concerning the identity of the suspects involved in this incident they are asked to call the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780 or the confidential tip line at 727-892-5000.
St. Petersburg Police Department