PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (970 WFLA) – Pinellas Park Police say early Wednesday morning unknown person(s) stole the Ford vehicle belonging to 84-year-old Charles Clark from the front of his residence located on 76th Avenue. Police say it happened sometime between 11:00pm and 3:00am.
Police say the vehicle was recovered this morning in St. Pete and officers are looking for a suspect.
Police say this is the same man was attacked and stabbed in what is believed to have been an attempted robbery shortly before 10:00 am Tuesday.
Tuesday, Pinellas PD said Clark suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital. Before he was transported, police say he told them that he had just pulled into the parking lot and exited his vehicle when he was grabbed from behind by an unknown person. Police say he said he struggled to break free and knocked one of the subjects to the ground, struggled with one of the other male subjects, and then one of the subjects produced a knife and Clark was stabbed at least twice. A knife was found at the scene, according to police, that was believed to have been used in the attack. A passerby saw the attack and ran to help Clark, police said, as he scared the attackers off who got away on bicycles.
Tuesday, Clark believed the motivation for the attack was to steal his vehicle, police said.
TUESDAY’S SUSPECT DESCRIPTIONS FROM PINELLAS PARK PD:
suspect # 1 black male, late teens, dark skin average height and weight
suspect # 2 black male, early to mid teens
suspect # 3 Hispanic female, heavier build, early teens, red/brown hair (A lot of hair - was described as continually trying to stuff her hair into a grey sweatshirt hoodie).
Police say they don’t know if the same suspects are involved in both cases.
Pinellas PD also released two videos from an area 7-11 that they say shows two of the three subjects riding their bicycles through the parking lot just prior to Tuesday’s incident.
Pinellas Park Police released new information late Wednesday and Thursday morning. Police say there are three suspects in robbery/stabbing Tuesday of Charles Clark. Police say one is a 16-year-old boy, another is his 13-year-old brother, and a 15-year-old girl. Pinellas Park officers say they have both boys in custody. Late Thursday, Pinellas Park Police said the 15-year-old girl was in custody.
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