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Cops: 2 men rob 2 gas stations in one night

Valrico, Florida -- Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating two armed robberies that occurred during the early morning hours on July 22.

Deputies say around 12:07 a.m., two men entered the Circle K store in the 800 block of Lumsden Road E. in Valrico and confronted the clerk demanding cash and lottery tickets. 

The clerk complied and the men fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, lottery tickets and a donation jar from the counter.

Then, around 2:15 a.m., a man dressed in similar attire entered the 7-Eleven store in the 4300 block of Ehrlich Road. The clerk ran to the cooler as the men approached. The men took an undisclosed amount of lottery tickets and cigarettes.

The two men are described below:

Suspect #1: Black male, unknown age, 6' - 6'2", with a thin build.  He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a chain design across the front and an attached zip up hockey style mask, black glove on left hand, long dark shorts, and tan "Timberland" work boots.

Suspect #2: Black male, unknown age, 5'10" - 6', with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a dark bandana with paisley print on head, dark bandana across lower face, dark color long sleeve t-shirt, gloves, long dark pants and dark athletic shoes. Armed with a small caliber revolver.

Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).


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