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Suspect wanted in 2 robberies turns himself in. Detectives have made an arrest in the armed robbery of the 7-11 and Radiant Food Store that occurred on 12/04/10. At approximately 10:30 this morning, the suspect turned himself in at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's District 4 Office. Detectives took the suspect, Estebin Ivan Ortiz, into custody back in the Criminal Investigative Unit where he was interviewed by detectives and the suspect admitted to both robberies. He was transported to Orient Road Jail where he was booked in on 2 counts of Robbery.
Estebin Ivan Ortiz
12015 Entrance Way
Charges: Robbery (2 counts)
Previous News Release 10-352:
White/Hispanic male, 18 – 30 years of age, 5’2” – 5’6”, 170-180 lbs., stocky build, bald. Tattoo of a cross on his chest, multiple tattoos on both arms. Suspect was seen wearing blue jeans, no shirt and white tennis shoes.
Possible vehicle description: Silver or Gray Ford F-150 pick-up truck with 4 doors and black rims.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect seen in the surveillance photo. On December 4, 2010 at approximately 3:48 a.m., the suspect entered the Radiant Store located at 6190 U.S. Highway 41 South in Apollo Beach armed with a shotgun and demanded money from the clerk. After receiving an undisclosed amount of currency, the suspect fled the store. Detectives believe the suspect, at approximately 3:54 a.m., arrived at the 7-Eleven Store located at 13150 U.S. Highway 41 South in Gibsonton where he entered the store armed with a shotgun and robbed the clerk of money. (Surveillance photo is from the 7-11 store).
Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).