Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-294

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 1, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Brazen Business Robbery

    Detectives are looking for armed robbery suspect.
    • Tuesday
    • August 30, 2011
    • Time: 7:40 PM
    • Star Beauty Supply
    • 2001 Fletcher Avenue East
    • Tampa, FL


    • Black male
    • 5’10” – 6’
    • 170 – 200 lbs.
    • Black dreads with blonde tips
    • Wearing a black nylon skull cap, black shirt, black, black sneakers, purple bandana covering his face and armed with a chrome semiautomatic pistol.
    • He was carrying a red, white and gray backpack.

    Victims/Business Owners:

    Yong Ho Ho Chong
    DOB: 4-7-62

    Mi K Chong
    DOB: 2-6-66
    Star Beauty Supply


    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect seen in the surveillance video. On August 31, 2011 at approximately 7:40 p.m. the suspect entered the business, brandishing a black and silver handgun. The suspect grabbed one of the owners and held her while demanding money from the store’s cash register and also inquired about a store safe. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled on foot southbound on 20th Street to an awaiting unknown make and model, white vehicle. At the time of the robbery there were several customers in the store.

    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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