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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 11-255

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 27, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Det. Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Hidden Video Cameras Found in Apartment

    Victims find hidden cameras inside their apartments.
    • Monday
    • July 25, 2011
    • Time: 1:06 AM
    • Tuscany Bay Apartments
    • 12028 Tuscany Bay Dr., Apt. 202
    • Tampa, Florida

    Victim #1:

    Dzhambazova, Ralitsa
    DOB: 06/07/1988
    12028 Tuscany Bay Dr., Apt. 202
    Tampa, Florida

    Victim #2:

    Smokovareva, Vanya
    12028 Tuscany Bay Dr., Apt. 202
    Tampa, Florida



    On July 25, 2011 the victims contacted HCSO and reported they had found hidden cameras in their apartment.

    When deputies arrived, they observed what appeared to be covert video cameras in the living room, bedrooms and bathroom. These cameras at first glance appeared to be motion detectors for an alarm system or smoke detectors.

    Detectives will attempt to determine if the system has been active and if it was being viewed and/or recorded at a remote location via CCTV or over the internet. Both victims are from Bulgaria and are in the United States as students. They have lived in this apartment for the past three months.

    This investigation is ongoing.
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