Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-245

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 23, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Unlocked Vehicles Make For Easy Targets

    Suspects target individuals that do not lock their vehicles.
    • Monday
    • August 23, 2010
    • Time: 3:24 AM
    • Cobb Drive & Alice Lane
    • Riverview, Fl
    Steven Paul Serra, DOB 7-27-91
    9404 Chart House Court


    Burglary of an unoccupied conveyance
    Grand Theft
    Possession of Burglary Tools


    Deputies responded to a burglary of a vehicle call at approximately 2:37 a.m. on August 23, 2010. The caller stated that two suspects were observed entering an unlocked vehicle on Deer Chase Drive. Two K-9 units responded to the scene and K-9’s were able to track and locate both suspects. Deputies also located a back pack with and IPOD and several baggies of change. The IPOD was stolen from the vehicle on Deer Chase Drive. The suspect stated that the change was obtained from several vehicle burglaries that they had committed in the area. According to the suspects they normally targeted gated communities due to the lack of security and that most individuals in gated communities do not lock their vehicles.
    The investigation continues.

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