St. Pete Police searching for robbery, shooting suspect

Still frame via video from the St. Petersburg Police Department

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – St. Petersburg Police are looking for a robber who shot a convenience store clerk Saturday night. Around 10:30 p.m. the armed robber entered Easy Stop 2, located at 5315 16th St. North.

The robber pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money, police said. The clerk handed the robber cash, but the gunman then fired a shot before running out of the store.

The clerk suffered a non-life-threatening wound to the arm.

Surveillance video shows the suspect in a parking lot near Easy Stop 2, walking toward the store and pointing the gun at the clerk.

Anyone with information should call 893-7780 or text send a text message to TIP411. Include your message the code “SPPD.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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