Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-216

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 9, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Suspect Posing As Customer Grabs Phone And Flees

    Man posing as customer grabs display phone and flees undetected.
    • Tuesday
    • June 15, 2010
    • Time: 7:45 PM
    • Verizon Wireless Store
    • 465 Brandon Town Center
    • Brandon, FL
    Victim: Verizon Wireless 
                 465 Brandon Town Center Drive
                 Brandon, FL

    Suspect: Unknown white male possibly Hispanic, 18-21 years of age, 5’6” – 5’10” tall, 220 pounds, short dark hair, last seen wearing a black t-shirt with khaki cargo pants.



    On June 15, 2010 at approximately 7:45 p.m., the suspect posing as a customer walked into the Verizon Wireless store and began looking at phones. When the clerk was busy with another customer, the suspect then removed a Motorola Droid phone from the display and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.
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