Release posted on 11-30-23 at 3:01 p.m.
St. Petersburg police detectives are searching for a man who fired a handgun during an armed robbery at the Exxon Gas Station at 901 4th St. N. late Saturday night, Nov. 25th.
Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Nov. 25, 2023, a man carrying several food items approached the cashier's counter and paid for them with cash. When the store clerk handed the man his change, the customer pulled a handgun from his waistband and demanded money. He fired a shot before walking out of the store. The clerk ran unharmed to a back room and called 911.
Surveillance video from the store shows the robbery taking place. The video clip is below:
The armed man was described as white, approximately 18 to 22 years old, 6 foot tall, and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt over a gray hooded sweatshirt, a dark-colored baseball cap with a Nike swoosh tucked under the hoodie, blue jeans, a white mask over his nose and mouth, blue surgical gloves on his hands, and black and white sneakers.
Anyone with information about the gunman is asked to call St. Petersburg police at 727-893-7780, or text SPPD + your tip to TIP411.
St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer