Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-291

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 31, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Man Helps Himself To A Leaf Blower After He Pumps Gas

    Suspect caught on surveillance.
    • Monday
    • July 23, 2012
    • Time: 12:08 PM
    • 6601 Hanley Road
    • Tampa, Florida


    • Hispanic Male
    • 5’11”
    • 185 lbs.
    • 40-50 years,
    • Bald, clean shaven.
    • Last seen wearing a cream polo shirt with slacks and dress shoes.

    Vehicle Description:

    • 1980’s style black 4 door
    • Possibly a Nissan or Toyota with automatic seatbelts
    • Worn paint on the hood and roof


    On July 23, 2012 at approximately 12:08 p.m. an unknown suspect removed a back pack leaf blower from a landscaper’s utility trailer while it was parked at the Chevron gas station located at 6601 Hanley Road. The value of the blower is $500.00. Immediately prior to the theft the suspect was observed pumping gas into what appeared to be a black 1980’s model 4 door, possibly a Nissan Maxima or Toyota style sedan.

    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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