Rooby-Roo robber on the roose in St. Petersburg

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Scooby Doo robbery

Scooby Doo robbery

Instead of helping that quartet of kids fight villains, Scooby-Doo has joined the wrong side of the law in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Detectives say that a suspect wearing a distinctive brown Scooby-Doo ski mask robbed the Farm Store at 5511 Dr. MLK Street North on December 9. They hope that someone may recognize the mask and provide information on the suspect’s identity.

At about 3:22 p.m., the suspect entered the store and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the clerk, who allowed the suspect to take an unspecified amount of cash from the register. No suspect vehicle was seen.

The video doesn’t provide a clear view of the suspect’s face, but does show him disguised as the famed quasi-Great Dane.

The suspect is described as a black male from 18 to 25 years old, 5’8″ to 5’10″ tall, 160 to 180 pounds, wearing a black short sleeve shirt over a white long sleeve shirt, beige knee-length shorts and black sneakers with white trim. He also wore gloves with a white design on the back and may have been wearing white ear buds for an MP3 player during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Petersburg Police Department at (727) 893-7780 or use the Tip Line at (727) 892-5000.

A surveillance video of the robbery has been released by the police department at www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1PLiWLYLAM.

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