Jul 28, 2014

Police Ask Community to Look Out for Kmart Robber

The Temple Terrace Police Department has released a surveillance photo of a man they say robbed the Temple Terrace Kmart on Saturday.

Police Ask Community to Look Out for Kmart Robber

Temple Terrace Police are looking for a man who they say robbed Kmart at 5400 Busch Blvd. on Saturday, and they’ve issued a BOLO (Be on the Lookout) alert to the public.

“The suspect entered Kmart, approached the clerk, produced a firearm and demanded money,” according to the summary of the offense. “The suspect then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.”

Police have also released a surveillance photo of the suspect. In it, a black male is wearing a black sweater, blue jeans, red-and-black hat and black sunglasses.

Police said the suspect is between 18 and 25 years old and between 6 feet and 6 feet, 2 inches tall. His sunglasses had rhinestones on them and could have been women’s sunglasses.

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According to previous information from the City of Temple Terrace, police officers responded to Kmart in reference to an armed robbery at 7:39 p.m. Saturday. The suspect had entered the Garden Center of the store, pointed an unknown caliber revolver at the clerk at the register, and then demanded cash.

The clerk pulled out the till and the suspect fled west on foot toward Overlook Drive with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the city. The Tampa Police Department's K9 and air service responded and tracked the suspect. The track ended in the area behind Corpus Christi Catholic Church and the Ridgedale Sports Complex, and the suspect was not found.

Anyone with information regarding this crime can email Det. Thomas Carroll at Tcarroll@templeterrace.com or call him at 813-506-6538.

See also:
Police Track Kmart Robber Through Temple Terrace

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