Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-064

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 20, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Armed Carjacking

    Detectives need the public's assistance in identifying a suspect from an armed carjacking.
    • Thursday
    • February 16, 2012
    • Time: 4:30 PM
    • Messer Drive and Bessie Dix Road
    • Thonotassassa, FL

    Suspect #1:

    • Nickname: "Meka"
    • Black Female
    • 5’3” – 5’5” Tall
    • Approx. 200 lbs.
    • Black Shoulder Length Hair, Early 20’s.
    • Last seen wearing: pink and black tank top, black spandex, black hair net and possible club arm band on left wrist.

    Suspect #2:

    • Nickname: “T”
    • Black Female
    • 5’8” Tall
    • Approx 160 lbs.
    • Black Ponytail, Early 20’s.
    • Last seen wearing blue and white tank top and blue jeans.

    Suspect #3:

    • Black Male
    • 5’10” – 6’ Tall
    • 150 – 160 lbs.
    • Goatee, Unknown Age
    • Last seen wearing dark colored hoodie and dark jean pants.
    • Armed: Silver Revolver

    Suspect #4:

    • Black Male
    • 5’10” – 6’ Tall
    • 150-160 lbs.
    • Short Hair, Unknown Age.
    • Last seen wearing white t-shirt and blue jeans.

    Suspect #5:

    • Black Male

    Suspect Vehicle:

    • 1992 - 1995 Toyota Tacoma
    • 2 Door
    • Unknown Plate Number
    • Not Actual Vehicle Pictured Above


    On February 16, 2012 at approximately 3:00 p.m., two male victims drove to the Days Inn Hotel located at 2901 E. Busch Boulevard and picked up two females known as “Meka” and “T”. The female passengers got into the rear passenger seats of the vehicle and directed the victims to drive to a residence they allegedly resided at off of Messer Drive and Bessie Dix Road.

    Once arriving at the residence a black 1992-1995 Toyota Tacoma pickup quickly approached and stopped beside the victim’s vehicle. Three black males exited the pickup with one of them armed with a silver revolver. They ordered the victims out of the vehicle and onto the ground at which time their cell phones, wallets and cash were taken. One round was fired during the incident. The female passengers proceeded to walk away from the scene and were picked up by the black male suspects as they fled in the pickup and the victim’s vehicle eastbound on Bessie Dix Road.

    The victim’s vehicle was recovered at AJ’s Food n’ Beverage located at 9806 Harney Road. Surveillance photos show one of the female suspects making a purchase at AJ’s Food n’ Beverage.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects 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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