Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-357

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 28, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Suspect Arrested For Stealing Breast Cancer Awareness Donation Jar

    Restaurant employee recognized Pino and alerted HCSO.
    • Thursday
    • October 27, 2011
    • Time: 9:45 PM
    • Tijuana Flats Restaurant
    • 11007 Causeway Boulevard
    • Brandon, FL


    Lawrence Anthony Pino, Jr.
    DOB: 7/26/1988
    At Large


    • Petit Theft (2 counts)


    Deputies have arrested Lawrence Pino Jr., after he was spotted stealing a second money jar from another business just hours after the Tampa Bay Media aired surveillance video showing Pino stealing a Breast Cancer Awareness donation jar.

    On October 23, 2011 at approximately 3:43 pm, surveillance video inside Jersey's Mike Sub's recoded an unidentified man stealing a donation jar for Breast Cancer Awareness off the front counter near the cash registers.

    On October 27, 2011 at about 9:45 pm, just hours after the theft video was aired on television, Lawrence Pino entered the Tijuana Flats Restaurant on 11007 Causeway Boulevard and stole another jar off the front counter containing tips for the employees. An employee from Tijuana Flats recognized Pino as the same man who stole the Breast Cancer Awareness jar days earlier and followed Pino across Causeway Blvd until deputies arrived and took Pino into custody.

    When Pino was arrested, he was still wearing the same shorts, the maroon back pack and the black sweat shirt was in his back pack seen in the video. Pino identified himself in the video and admitted stealing and tossing the Breast Cancer donation jar in a wooded area near the area.
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