Union Street Munchee's Armed Robbery Suspects At Large
Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives are investigating an armed robbery at the Union Street Munchee's late Tuesday in Dunedin.
Pinellas County detectives are searching for two people suspected of robbing the Union Street Munchee's late Tuesday.
Authorities report that two suspects, at least one of them armed, entered Munchee's at 614 Union St. at about 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15.
They ordered one clerk to lay on the ground at gunpoint and a second clerk to walk behind the counter, demanding money from the cash register.
Both the clerks complied, said Cecilia Barreda, Pinellas County Sheriff's spokeswoman.
She said one of the suspects struck the clerk over the head with a gun and he fell to the ground, sustaining a small cut to the head. The victim was later treated at the scene by Dunedin Fire paramedics.
Barreda said that the suspects exited Munchee's with an undisclosed amount of cash and a carton of cigarettes. As they left, they came across a customer who was just arriving and pointed a gun at him, Barreda said.
The suspects were last seen fleeing on foot.
Barreda said someone called 9-1-1.
Pinellas County Sheriff's Homicide and Robbery detectives responded. A K9 tracking unit picked up a trail, but it did not result in locating the suspects, Barreda said.
Barreda released the following information regarding suspect descriptions:
One suspect is described as a black male, last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with what appeared to be a Hollister logo, dark baggie pants and a black bandanna over his face. He was seen carrying a red backpack.
The second suspect is described as a black male, last seen wearing a black hoodie with long black shorts that had a white vertical stripe, and black and white basketball shoes. He was also seen wearing a dark-colored bandanna over his face.
The investigation is continuing.
Editor's Note: Dunedin Patch updated to include suspect descriptions following a check-in with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at 1:09 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jeff Capra at 727-582-6200, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers (a 24-hour tip line) at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).
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