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Suspect Arrested in Home Invasion Robbery

Christopher A. Austin is charged with home invasion robbery in the May 14 break-in on Chicago Avenue that injured a husband and wife.

A man has been arrested in that left a couple injured this month.

Christopher A. Austin, 24, faces one count of home invasion robbery, and additional charges are possible, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Austin was arrested Friday night near North Greenwood and Myrtle Avenue in Clearwater. Authorities also say there are more suspects in the case.

Austin had done odd jobs around the home in the past, according to authorities. 

The couple are recovering from their injuries. The woman was pistol-whipped during the robbery, and the man was stabbed.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call 727-582-6200 or, to remain anonymous, 1-800-873-TIPS.

Stay with Dunedin Patch for updates on this story.

Gator girl June 02, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Stupid thug.

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