Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-247 (11-243)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 21, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    One Suspect Arrested In Motel Robbery

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are still searching for two suspects.
    • Tuesday
    • July 19, 2011
    • Time: 8:21 PM
    • Carol Motel
    • 1308 Highway 41 North
    • Ruskin, FL

    Update July 20, 2011:

    Randy R. West
    DOB 9-12-79
    2705 Royal Court
    Tampa, FL

    Suspect Randy West has been taken into custody. He was located by detectives on July 19, 2011 charged with Armed Robbery and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail. The other two suspects remain at large.

    Arrest Warrants Issued For Two Armed Robbery Suspects: 

    Eric Q. Stephens
    DOB 3-20-92
    8700 North 50th Street
    Tampa, FL
    • Black male
    • 5’7”
    • 130 lbs., thin build
    • Black hair and brown eyes

    Brandon M. Stephens
    DOB 4-20-91
    8700 North 50th Street
    Tampa, FL
    • Black male
    • 6’2”
    • 155 lbs., thin build
    • Black hair and brown eyes


    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on July 14, 2011 at approximately 3:54 a.m. at the Carol Motel.

    On July 14, 2011 the suspects confronted the owners of the Carol Motel and demanded their money at gunpoint. They obtained a large sum of cash and fled the scene in a vehicle. Warrants have been issued for Armed Robbery for all three suspects.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects 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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