Seeking Public's Help

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Suspect #1 is described as a Black male, 16-20 years of age, short afro, and thin build. He was last seen wearing a read shirt with a number on it.

Suspect #2 is described as a Black male, 16-20 years of age, and thin build. He was last seen wearing a mask over his face, a beanie on his head and carrying a dark colored backpack.

A third young man was present but according to investigators, was not seen by the victim.

The victim is a 40 year-old male. He will not be identified at this time as the suspects are still at large.

Patrol deputies are requesting the public's help to identify two suspect who attempted to rob a man at gun point after he responded to an ad on Craigslist for a motorcycle. Surveillance video link is below.

The crime occurred at about 1:23 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The crime occurred in the backyard of a private residence located at 1730 St. Croix Drive in Clearwater. Deputies say this is currently a vacant residence.

According to deputies, the victim responded to a motorcycle ad that was placed on Craigslist.

Deputies say the victim responded to the listed address and initially no one was there. The victim texted the subject, who advised he'd be right over. The victim left the area briefly; and returned a short time later. Deputies say upon the victim's return, suspect #1 called the victim over into the back yard of the home. Moments later suspect #2 entered the back yard, pointed a gun at the victim and demanded cash.

The victim ran out to the front yard to call for help. Neighbors called 911.

The victim was not injured.

The suspects fled on foot.

Deputies were able to obtain surveillance video of the suspects from a nearby residence, which can be viewed on YouTube at

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information that may assist deputies in this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Kent Snavely at (727) 582-6200.

Posted by Friday, April 24, 2015 6:30:00 PM Categories: Seeking the Public’s Help

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