Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-206

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 23, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Detectives developed information on the location of robbery suspect.
    • Saturday
    • June 18, 2011
    • Time: 8:43 PM
    • Walgreens Pharmacy
    • 8706 West Hillsborough Avenue
    • Tampa, FL


    Matthew Thomas Morgan
    DOB 5-19-78
    8824 Brennan Circle, Apt #208
    Tampa, FL


    Strong Armed Robbery


    On June 22, 2011, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives developed information on Matthew Morgan’s whereabouts. At 1:35 p.m., detectives arrested Matthew Morgan at 8824 Brennan Circle, Apt #208 in Tampa for armed robbery.

    On June 18, 2011, the suspect entered the Walgreens Pharmacy at 8706 West Hillsborough Avenue and proceeded to the pharmacy. He approached the pharmacist and demanded prescription drugs (Oxycodone) while he implied that he had a gun and touched his waistband. The suspect gave the pharmacist a paper bag and told him to put the drugs in the bag. The pharmacist placed an undisclosed amount of oxycodone pills in the bag. The suspect fled the scene on foot, with the bag, in an unknown direction.

    The suspect was captured on store surveillance and was identified as Matthew Thomas Morgan.
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