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Man armed with gun, manners robs Walgreens

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 22, 2004

TAMPA - An armed man robbed a Walgreens store Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, the man entered the Walgreens at 4319 N Armenia Ave. and wandered for about 15 minutes. He then engaged the clerk in conversation and asked for cigarettes. When she returned with them, he pulled up his shirt to show a wooden-handled pistol, police said.

"Sorry to have to do this, but give me your money," he said. The clerk opened the register; the man removed the money and fled, police said.

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