Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-372

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 4, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Xbox Thief Caught On Surveillance

    Deputies are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect.
    • Thursday
    • November 3, 2011
    • Time: 4:53 AM
    • Sears Department Store
    • 2266 Fowler Avenue East
    • Tampa, FL



    Suspect Description:

    • Black male
    • Approximately 5’10”
    • 180 lbs
    • Last seen wearing black shoes, black pants, olive and black jacket and a white shirt wrapped around his head.


    Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect observed in the surveillance photo.

    On November 3, 2011 at approximately 4:53 a.m. the suspect used a small piece of concrete and smashed the glass door on the north side of Sears Department Store located within University Square Mall. Once inside the store, the suspect went to the electronics section, shattered the glass protecting the display case and removed approximately 30 – 35 games to include Gears of War, 3 Rage, Madden 2012, Battlefield 3 and Fear. The suspect also removed a new Xbox 360 gaming system. The suspect then exited the store and fled in an unknown direction.

    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).

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