TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Tampa police responded to a string of overnight armed robberies within South Tampa and north of Lowry Park, and they said they are all connected.
Officers tell FOX 13 that at least one suspect robbed four locations, including two gas stations, one convenience store, and one restaurant. Three of the four locations are within a few miles of each other.
Those locations are:
Circle K: 4015 S. Westshore Blvd.
Circle K: 3001 S. Manhattan Ave.
PDQ: 2207 S. Dale Mabry Hwy.
7-Eleven: 2301 W. Linebaugh Ave.
The robberies occurred between roughly 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. from Monday into Tuesday.
Police say at least one suspect showed a weapon at all four locations, and got away with an undetermined amount of cash. In two of the robberies, one suspect is described as a man in a hoodie with a bandana covering his face, officials said.
In response, officers spent the morning monitoring convenience stores and gas stations around the city to deter more criminal activity.