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St. Pete police seek help identifying suspects after carjacking

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By Laura Fiorilli-Crews

St. Petersburg police are seeking the public's help in identifying two people seen on security videos from a Best Buy parking lot where a carjacking took place.

On Sunday, a 64-year-old man left the store at 6600 22nd Ave. N. at about 6 p.m. and headed for his car, according to a news release from the St. Petersburg Police Department. A man with a handgun approached him and demanded his keys.

The victim handed over his keys, and the attacker told him to get in the passenger side of the car. The victim was about to get into the car, but changed his mind and ran back to the store for help.

As the victim fled, a second man got into the passenger seat and the car drove away.

The car is a maroon 2007 Lexus ES330 sedan with the Florida license tag number RHR955.

Security cameras from the store did not record the moment of the carjacking, but did capture the two suspected thieves casing the parking lot before the incident, according to police.

The first man is described as black and in his early 20s. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and slender, and has a light complexion, long hair and a goatee. He was wearing a black T-shirt.

The second man was described as black, in his early 20s, and about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build. He had shorter hair and was wearing a white tank top.

The video shows the second man running to the victim's car and getting in, according to police.

Anyone with information about the case can call Detective Robert Anderson at (727) 893-7780 or the TIP line at (727) 892-5000.

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