Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 11-121

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 12, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Couple Take Advantage Of Elderly Woman

    An act of kindness cost the victim.
    • Sunday
    • March 20, 2011
    • Time: 6:30 PM
    • Lutz, FL


    78 year old female
    Lutz, Florida


    #1 – White female, 25 – 35 years of age, 5’4” – 5’8”, 120 – 160 lbs., medium build. Wearing a turquoise tank top, black stretch pants and carrying a large black purse.

    #2 – White male, 22 – 30 years of age, 5’9” – 6’3”, 165 – 205 lbs., medium build, hair shaved short. Possible name – “Jimmy” or “James”. Wearing a tan baseball cap and t-shirt and khaki cargo shorts.

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    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects observed in the surveillance photo.

    On March 20, 2011 at approximately 6:30 p.m. the 78 year old victim returned home from shopping and was approached by an unknown white female and white male asking for water. The victim allowed the suspects into her residence, allowing the suspects to use her restroom while preparing water for them. Sometime while in the victim’s residence, the suspects removed her wallet, which contained cash and credit cards from her purse. The suspects were observed leaving the residence in a yellow cab with the male suspect as the driver. The suspects then went to the Walgreens located at 2111 East Busch Blvd. using the victim’s AARP Visa credit card charging $233.00 to purchase items. They went to a convenience store located at 2113 East Linebaugh avenue, using the same credit card to purchase products in the amount of $25.00. The surveillance photo is from the Walgreens.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to
    C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
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