Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-230

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 28, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Sex Offender Arrested For Failure To Report

    Robbery investigation yields arrest.
    • Wednesday
    • July 28, 2010
    • Time: 5:25 AM
    • Flamingo Drive & Highway 41 North
    • Apollo Beach, FL
    Benjamin Fuentes, DOB 10-29-90
    3321 S.E. 16th Avenue
    Ruskin, FL
    Charge: Robbery (3 counts)

    Ricardo Salazar, DOB 12-28-92
    11303 Bacall Lane
    Gibsonton, FL
    Charge: Dealing In Stolen Property

    David Carlo, DOB 08-28-71
    226 North Star Drive
    Ruskin, FL
    Charge: Failure of Sex Offender to report a change of address
    On July 28, 2010 between 5:25 a.m. and 6:25 a.m., Benjamin Fuentes committed three separate armed robberies along U.S. Highway 41 between Apollo Beach and Gibsonton. Fuentes used a borrowed Ford F150 and intentionally crashed into the victim’s vehicles forcing them to stop. Fuentes then threatened the victims with a revolver and removed their personal property. Detectives and deputies located Fuentes and the suspect vehicle, along with the victim’s property within a Gibsonton trailer park. The owner of the vehicle, David Carlo was arrested on an outstanding warrant and Ricardo Salazar was charged with dealing in stolen property for assisting Fuentes after the fact. None of the victims were injured during the robberies.
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