Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-315

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 14, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Suspect Strikes Twice

    Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying suspect in Brandon business robberies.
    • Wednesday
    • August 1, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Brandon

    Suspect:

    • Black male
    • 20 – 29 years of age
    • 160 lbs.
    • Approximately 5’8”, unknown hair.
    • Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt covering his head and face.
       

    Surveillance Photos - Chevron Gas Station & 7-Eleven respectively:
     

      
      


    Details:
     

    Hillsborough detectives are investigating two business robberies that occurred in Brandon. In each of the robberies, the suspect enters the store dressed with a hooded sweatshirt covering his head and face.

    On August 9, 2012 at approximately 2:05 a.m. the suspect entered the Chevron Gas Station located at 965 Brandon Blvd. East where he jumped over the counter and demanded money. The suspect grabbed cash from the register and fled through the front door heading west.

    On August 13, 2012 at approximately 1:02 a.m. the suspected entered the 7-Eleven located at 1020 Kings Avenue South in Brandon and approached the clerk. The suspect brandished a large knife and demanded money. After receiving cash, the suspect fled out the front door heading in a southern 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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