Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-197

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 16, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Woman Falls Victim To Scam

    Detectives are working to identify two suspects.
    • Friday
    • June 3, 2011
    • Time: 12:45 PM
    • 12901 Dale Mabry Highway
    • Tampa, FL

    Suspects:

    #1 Black female, 5’6”, 150 – 160 lbs., Mid 50’s, Red wig, Wearing a black and white sleeveless dress.

    #2 Black female, 5’ 7”, 200 – 250 lbs., Mid 50’s, Short dark hair, wearing a floral print top and pink long sleeve shirt.

     
     

    Victim:

    Consuelo Martinez
    DOB 11-2-54
    4529 Burke Street
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    On June 3, 2011 between 12:45 and 2:59 p.m., the victim was approached by an unknown black female who spoke with a Haitian accent and identified herself as “Shirley”. Shirley presented the victim with a wallet containing cash and a bag with small diamonds that she “found” in the parking lot. A second black female then approached the victim; Shirley advised she would sell the diamonds to the victim for a specified amount of money. The victim drove both suspects to her bank where the second female accompanied the victim inside while the victim withdrew cash. The victim drove the suspects to Lowes and the victim was told to enter the store. While the victim was inside Lowes, the suspect fled, in an unknown direction with the cash and diamonds. The photograph shown is of the second suspect who accompanied the victim into the bank.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspects are 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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