Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-206

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

    Deputy Spots Wanted Suspect On TV After His Arrest In Pinellas County

    Suspect wanted in connection to 3 robberies has been captured in Pinellas County.
    • Monday
    • June 21, 2010
    • Time: 12:50 PM
    • Pinellas County

    Raymond John Cripe, DOB 02-14-83
    6200 34th Street North
    Pinellas Park, FL

    Robbery – 3 counts

    A suspect wanted in connection with three robberies in Hillsborough County was arrested by Pinellas Park Police Department on June 21, 2010 while attempting a robbery of a Planet Smoothie store in the Park Place Mall in Pinellas County.

    After the arrest, Pinellas Park Police Department released information of the arrest to the media which was seen by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Tracey Reeves while she was watching Bay News 9. Cpl. Reeves recognized the Pinellas Park suspect as matching the description of the suspect wanted in Hillsborough County. Cpl. Reeves contacted the case detective who made contact with Pinellas authorities and, as a result, Cripe was charged with the following three Hillsborough County robberies:

    June 14, 2010
    Carvel Ice Cream Store – 2644 Brandon Town Center Drive, Brandon, FL

    June 14, 2010
    Family Christian Store – 2454 Brandon Blvd. Regency Square, Brandon, FL

    June 11, 2010
    Yankee Candle Store – 211 Brandon Town Center Drive, Brandon, FL

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