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Suspect # 1
B/M 6'- 6'2", 50-60 yrs old, 260 lbs, glasses, skull cap
Suspect # 2
B/M 5'8"- 5'11", 50-60 yrs old, 180 lbs, dark complexion, black ball cap, gray work shirt
White 2010 Dodge Caravan with a luggage rack on top. No tag attached at time of incident. Possibly a rental car.
02/19/10, two men were seen on store surveillance inside the Mobile Gas Station, 1640 Brandon Blvd W, Brandon, stealing more than $2890 worth of cigarettes. Detectives say the suspects will mingle with other store customers while one of them enters the store office. The suspects then load up cartons of cigarettes and flee the store before the clerk realizes anything is gone.
On 02/23/10 the suspects struck again at Murphy's Gas Station located at 1208 Brandon Blvd. prying on the office door but fleeing before they were able to get in.
Detectives believe these two individual may be traveling through out the state committing similar types of thefts in gas stations and convenience stores. The suspects are believed to be driving the 2010 white Dodge Caravan with a luggage rack and staying at local hotels/motels.
Anyone with information or who may know the identity of these two men, are asked to contact HCSO Detective A. Penalvert at 813-247-8581 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). Individuals may remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.
Deputy Larry McKinnon