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Adult Nightclub Shooting Suspects At Large

Authorities say a member of the Palm Harbor club's cleaning crew was shot during a robbery attempt over the weekend and they are looking for two suspects.

Authorities are searching for two suspects in a weekend shooting at a Palm Harbor adult nightclub that left one man injured.

Two men entered Silks nightclub, 37100 U.S. 19, around 4:10 a.m. Saturday and shot a cleaning crew employee during a robbery attempt, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. They took off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The victim, Edward Levine, 42, of Safety Harbor, was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

One suspect is described as being in his late teens to early 20s. He was wearing a plaid, hooded sweat shirt with a knit hat under the hood and dark-colored, baggy shorts during the shooting, according to authorities.

The second suspect, also in his late teens to early 20s, wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored pants.

The sheriff's office released security photos of the two suspects Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jim Beining of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at 727-582-6200. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS.

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Jacque Mioff January 15, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Why do I keep thinking of those two chicks on the commercial eating popcorn saying they "know who robbed the local bank today"..?
Walt Kowalski January 15, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Atta boy, Gene! Someone had to say it. You're the man.
Gary Cradick January 15, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Sheriff's office just released this information.
Gary Cradick January 15, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Suspect #1: Black male, late teens to early twenties. He was wearing a plaid hooded sweat shirt with a knit hat under the hood. He was also wearing dark colored baggy shorts. Suspect #2: Black male, late teens to early twenties, wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt. He had on dark colored pants. Anyone with information that may assist detectives in this investigation is asked to contact Detective Jim Beining of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at 727-582-6200; or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.
Jason Bartolone January 18, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Thanks for the feedback everyone. We take the identification of suspects very seriously in our crime reporting on Patch. We also try to balance providing information while not contributing to negative stereotypes. Would simply noting that a suspect is black and in his 20s be enough information that you'd be able to spot him on the street, or does it make more people needlessly fearful of all young black men? These are the types of things we consider in our reporting. Thanks for joining the conversation.

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