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Michael Anthony Turner
509 Lakeside Drive
Burglary of Occupied Dwelling
Aggravated Battery of Elderly
Grand Theft Auto
On December 15, 2011 at approximately 9:20 a.m. at 508 Bryan Circle South in Brandon, the defendant approached the victim in her garage as she was exiting her vehicle and forced his way into the victim’s house. The defendant forced the victim into the house and took her car keys. He then demanded money from the victim while battering her by grabbing her and shaking her. He told the victim he would use his gun if she did not comply. The suspect then forced the victim into her bedroom where she gave him $45.00 in cash. He then went through the victim’s personal belongings and stole approximately $500.00 in jewelry. The victim tried to get away from the suspect and he pushed her into the bathroom shoving her against the wall and fixtures. The suspect fled in the victim’s light gray, 2008 Ford Escape SUV with Florida Tag number # N 3 8 9 K Q.
The victim identified the suspect as a person who has been doing general maintenance work for her off and on over the past two years. The victim suffered a broken arm and was transported to Tampa General Hospital.
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).