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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-070

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

    Warrant Issued For Armed Robbery Suspect

    Suspect with unusual tattoos demands money from Blockbuster Video clerks at gunpoint and flees.
    • Tuesday
    • February 23, 2010
    • Time: 3:25 PM
    • Blockbusters Video Store
    • 7717 West Hillsborough Avenue
    • Tampa, FL



    William Henry Welland, Jr. 
    DOB 2-14-83

    Address:  at large

    Description - white male, 6'3", 212 lbs. short brown hair and blue eyes.  He has multiple tattoos to include a cross on his neck with the letters, A, D, and R, a tribal band on his right arm, "Thug" on his right forearm, "Life" on his left forearm and a scar in the center of his forehead.

    Neck tattoo

    Suspect vehicle 2002 Chevrolet 1500 Series pick-up truck, white in color with a large dent and red paint transfer in the right rear quarter.  Unknown tag.

    Warrant issued: Armed Robbery with a Firearm (3 counts)

    On February 14, 2010, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the suspect entered the Blockbuster Video Store located at 7717 West Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa and began to shop.  At 12:05 a.m. on February 15, 2010, the suspect approached the clerk at the register and demanded money while displaying a gun.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of currency, the suspect took several movies, and games.  Before fleeing the store, the suspect also robbed the two clerks of personal items.


    Anyone with any information reference the whereabouts of William Henry Welland, Jr. is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

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