Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-042

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 3, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    A viewer identifies suspect from surveillance photos.
    • Friday
    • January 27, 2012
    • Time: 5:49 PM
    • Walgreen's
    • 13317 Boulevard North
    • Tampa, FL

    Arrested:


    William Clyde Hickman
    DOB: 12/11/1960
    2317 Idlewild Street
    Lakeland, FL 33801

    Charges:

    • Armed Robbery (BB Pistol)

    UPDATE: Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Polk County

    On February 2, 2012 a concerned citizen contacted HCSO and provided detectives with the identity of a suspect seen in surveillance photos robbing a Walgreen's Store in Tampa. The caller advised they had seen the suspect photos featured by a local news outlet.

    Based on the callers tip, detectives took William Hickman into custody without incident at his Polk County home. Hickman was booked into the Polk County Jail with no bond. Hickman will be returned to Hillsborough County at a later date.

    Details (12-035):

    On January 27, 2012 at approximately 5:49 p.m. the suspect entered the Walgreen's Store and asked for cigarettes. As the clerk handed the suspect the cigarettes, he displayed a small caliber handgun and demanded the clerk place money from the register into a bag. The suspect fled the store westbound on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. He ran to the McDonald’s parking lot where he entered a two tone black and silver sedan (see surveillance photo).

    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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