St. Pete police searching for person of interest in mall armed robbery

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Police are hoping to speak to a person of interest in connection to an armed robbery.

On Novemer 23, Thanksgiving night, a 51-year-old woman was walking to her parked PT Cruiser in the Tyrone Square Mall parking lot when she noticed an unknown man following her, according to St. Petersburg police. 

She rushed to her car and locked the doors, but the man fired one shot into her car, shattering her car window. She was uninjured, but the suspect reached in to grab her purse and fled.

Police said they want to speak with the individual in surveillance video. They believe he may have information regarding the armed robbery. 

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Anyone with information is asked to call the agency at 727-893-7780 or text SPPD with your tip to TIP411.