VIDEO: Armed robber gets away with cash, cigarettes at St. Pete gas station

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – St. Petersburg police are looking for an armed robbery suspect who hit a busy gas station. The robbery happened just before 1 a.m. Thursday at the Citgo at 3400 22nd Avenue South.

In under a minute the heavily clothed man ran up to the register waving a gun. In surveillance video of the incident you can see customers back away. The suspect had the clerk clear the register of all of the cash. Police tell News Channel 8 the man also grabbed two packs of Newport cigarettes on his way out.

If you have any information call the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780.

You can also text the keyword “SPPD” and your anonymous tip to 847-411 (TIP 411.) REPORT NUMBER 2016-060660. 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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