Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-456

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 26, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Attempted Armed Robbery

    Suspects leave empty-handed.
    • Tuesday
    • November 20, 2012
    • Time: 7:52 PM
    • Tienda Mexicana Hidalgo
    • 11125 Highway 41 South
    • Gibsonton, Florida


    • #1 – Hispanic male, 14 – 15 years of age, 5’, 100 lbs, thin build, short black hair. Possibly has a teardrop tattoo under his eyes. Wearing a black bandana over face, black hooded sweatshirt, and white shorts. Armed with a handgun.
    • #2 – Hispanic male, 14 – 15 years of age, 5’, 110 lbs, .medium build, short black hair. Wearing a black sunglasses, black hooded sweatshirt.


    Hillsborough County detectives are investigating an attempted armed robbery of the Tienda Mexicana Hidalgo on November 20, 2012 at 7:52 p.m. The two unknown Hispanic males entered the store and suspect #1 pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money while suspect #2 acted as a look out. The clerk struggled with suspect #1 over the gun and retrieved a knife from under the counter. Both suspect fled the business on foot, northeast on Highway 41. The suspects did not obtain any money from the business.

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