Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-088

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 2, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Home Invasion Suspects Being Sought By Detectives

    The victim was thrown through a plate glass window.
    • Thursday
    • March 1, 2012
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Days Inn
    • 701 East Fletcher Avenue
    • Tampa, FL

    Suspect #1:

    • Black Male
    • 175 – 190 lbs
    • 5’10” - 6’ Tall
    • Black hair (dreads), facial hair.
    • Last seen wearing baggy pants, black shirt with stripes on the side and dark shoes.

    Suspect #2:

    • Black Female
    • 120 – 130 lbs.
    • 5’5” – 5’7” Tall
    • Black and pink braided hair below the shoulders.
    • Last seen wearing a black t-shirt with large star on the front, blue jeans and black sandals.

    Suspect #3:

    • Black Female
    • 130 – 140 lbs.
    • 5’5” – 5’7” Tall
    • Reddish short hair.
    • Last seen wearing a dark tank top, light shorts and tennis shoe.


    Bekele B. Gezahegne
    DOB: 7-16-65
    701 Fletcher Avenue East
    (Days Inn)


    On March 1, 2012, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the victim was in the company of suspect #3 which is known as “Mimi” at the Days Inn located at 701 East Fletcher Avenue. While at the hotel the other two suspects’s knocked on the door which was answered by “Mimi”. The suspects entered the hotel room and demanded that the victim open the room safe and give them the contents. The victim refused, at which time the suspects began to beat the victim. During the course of the robbery the victim was thrown through the plate glass window of the hotel room, sustaining lacerations about his head and body. The victim was taken back into the hotel room where he was beaten again. The suspects were captured on surveillance leaving the hotel.  The victim was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released.

    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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