St. Petersburg Police report 3 people have been arrested in connection with a string of seven armed robberies at convenience stores across the bay area. Officers from Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Tampa Police Departments and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office worked together to find and arrest the suspects. St. Petersburg detectives identified the main suspects. The multi-agency task force was able to find two of the suspects. The suspects were caught Tuesday night and early this morning in Clearwater.
Dwight Deloren Neal, 20, was arrested at 10:51 p.m. Tuesday while walking near Palm Terrace and Hibiscus Avenue in Clearwater. Brandon William Vicks, 21, was arrested at 12:15 a.m. in a stolen car at Belcher Road and Drew St. in Clearwater. Officers also arrested a 14-year-old boy this afternoon. They are questioning a fourth suspect.
To view video from the various convenience store robberies, go to:
https://youtu.be/8SUpplWjfpk – Maria’s Food Mart in Clearwater, Oct. 5, 2015
https://youtu.be/SDYrL7YB1mg – Easy Stop 2 in St. Petersburg, Oct. 3, 2015
https://youtu.be/K6g16hW-7xo – 7-11 Store in Pinellas Park, Oct. 13, 2015 (unavailable on YouTube)
https://www.media-alert.com/listings/Person.Aspx?id=63914 CODE WORD:mediapic – Belcher Food Mart in Largo, Sept. 22, 2015
https://youtu.be/MXbdKyiLXWE – Pit Stop, Pinellas County Sheriff Office video, Sept. 24, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yOgtnxlHZm0 – Gas Kwick on Fowler Avenue in Tampa, Oct. 13, 2015
Source: St. Petersburg Police Department News Release