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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-282

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 24, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Suspects Brutalize A 71-Year-Old Clerk

    Detectives need the public's assistance in identifying the suspects from surveillance video.
    • Sunday
    • July 22, 2012
    • Time: 9:02 PM
    • US 92 Convenience Store
    • 102 Highway 92 W
    • Seffner, Florida

    Surveillance Video:



     

    Suspect #1:

     
    • White male
    • 5’10”, 220 lbs.
    • Light Brown hair.
    • Last seen wearing black shirt and jeans.

    Suspect #2:
     

    • White male
    • 5’9”, 160 lbs.
    • Brown hair.
    • Last seen wearing blue shirt and jeans

    Vehicle:

    • Dark in color, four door, 1993 - 1997 Chrysler Concorde sedan

    Weapon:

    • Knife

    Victim/Clerk:
     

    Hasimbhai Indawala
    DOB: 4/1/1941

    Details:
     

    Detectives need the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects that brutalized a 71-year-old convenience store clerk. On July 22, 2012 at 9:02 p.m., two unknown suspects entered the US 92 Convenience Store located at 102 Highway 92 W and Kingsway Road in Seffner.

    One suspect grabbed the victim, Indawala by his shirt from across the counter. The second suspect holding a knife went around to the back of the counter where Indawala was standing. Indawala opened the cash register and the second suspect grabbed the drawer from inside the register.

    The first suspect also came around the counter, grabbed Indawala and threw him to the ground. He then proceeded to strike the victim several times in his head and stomach while Indawala was on the ground.

    The second suspect, holding the register drawer set it down out of view of the camera. He then came back to where Indawala was, kicked the victim in the head and struck him several more times. He then grabbed several packs of cigarettes from the back counter.

    Both suspects exited the store and entered a dark colored four door sedan and fled in an unknown direction. The victim was initially transported to Brandon Regional Hospital and due to the extent of his injuries later transported to Tampa General for treatment. Mr. Indawala remains in the hospital.

    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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