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Digest

Amsouth bank robbery keeps string going

By TIMES STAFF
Published April 28, 2007


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CLEARWATER

Another day, another bank robbery. Police say a bandit Friday hit his fourth bank since the middle of last week. The latest target was the AmSouth Bank at 655 S Belcher Road. Clearwater police Sgt. Jim Kleinsorge said the bandit's photo and technique matched those in the other three robberies. The bandit, described as 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8, 140 to 150 pounds, does not show a weapon; he just hands a note to the teller. Kleinsorge said the robber ran away in an unknown direction. He was wearing a baseball cap and khaki shorts. Anyone with information is asked to call Clearwater police at 562-4242 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-8477. Meanwhile, Pinellas County sheriff's officials said they arrested a man sought in another series of bank robberies. Patrick W. Clark, 38, was arrested on bank robbery charges related to holdups at a Wachovia Bank in Dunedin on March 13 and a Bank of America in Seminole on March 29, sheriff's officials said.

DUNEDIN

It's okay to touch at this exhibition

Will you be part of the crowd? More than 10, 000 people are expected to descend upon Dunedin to Touch-A-Truck from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road. All types of transportation will be on display: monster trucks, fire engines and other emergency vehicles, heavy-duty construction equipment, motorcycles, military vehicles, helicopters and more. The free event will also feature train and pony rides, a petting zoo, live entertainment, face painting and moonwalks. Call 812-4533.

CLEARWATER

Books, books, and more books

Feed your mind at two book sales today : The Friends of the Library sale is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. And the Pinellas Parent Educators Association used book sale is 2:30 to 4 p.m., Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S Belcher Road. Checks only. No children under 14. Call 866-3371.

Vigil will observe day for Darfur

An Interfaith Coalition to Save Darfur candlelight vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road. It's in observance of Global Day for Darfur and features the Rev. Leddy Hammock, Unity minister; Rabbi Arthur Baseman, Temple B'Nai Israel; and the Rev. Abhi Janamanchi and the Rev. Millie Rochester, both of Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater. Call 531-0992.

Plant sale includes many other items

The Clearwater Garden Club plant sale is 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the club, 405 Seminole St. Plants, baked goods, collectibles and more will be available. Call 441-9374.

Hey, put on your socks and dance

Dance the night away, socks optional. The FL '50s Original Rockers Spring Fling Sock Hop will be 6:30 to 11 tonight at the Clearwater American Legion Hall Post No. 7, 1760 Turner St. Proceeds support local charities. Tickets are $7. Call 786-6828.

[Last modified April 28, 2007, 07:34:57]


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