News Releases are to be used for informational purposes only.
Information provided should not be relied upon for any type of legal action.
49 year old white female
The victim is the wife of a law enforcement officer in Tampa and we are not releasing her name.
White male, 50's, 5'8" - 5'9", 160-180 lbs., sandy/blonde hair, scruffy beard. Wearing a creme color plaid button down long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, tan baseball cap with sunglasses on the brim.
On December 22, 2010 at approximately 6:39 p.m. the victim was leaving the Beall’s store and walking to her vehicle in the parking lot. As she is walking, the suspect walked up behind her and put something to her back. He then told her "Don't scream and you won't get hurt". The victim thought it was a joke and she might know the person so she immediately turned around and realized that she didn't recognize the suspect. The victim screamed and the suspect then attempted to grab her arm. She continued to scream and swing her arms at which point the suspect fled from the scene. The suspect was last seen walking near the Walgreens going toward Dale Mabry and Northdale. The victim was not injured.
The surveillance photo of the suspect is from the Beall’s store.
Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or to be eligible for a reward and remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.