Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-392

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 17, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Suspect Has Committed A Series Of Armed Robberies

    HCSO Detectives are trying to identify suspect from surveillance photo.
    • Saturday
    • September 1, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Various Restaurants


    • Black Male
    • Between the ages of 22 – 35
    • 150 – 180 lbs.
    • 5’5” – 5’11”
    • Wearing a black ski mask and black long sleeve sweatshirt.


    Hillsborough County detectives are investigating a series of armed robberies. In each of the robberies the suspect shattered a window of the closed business with a brick to gain entry. Once inside the business the armed suspect approaches the employees and makes a demand for money. After receiving the cash, the suspect flees the business.

    Hillsborough County is investigating three incidents and there are two others that are possibly connected, one in Largo and one in the city of Tampa.
    • 9-23-12 Papa John’s Pizza – 7891 Gunn Highway, Tampa
    • 9-25-12 Pizza Hut – 4535 East Bay Drive, Clearwater
    • 10-7-12 Pizza Hut – 902 Busch Blvd. West, Tampa
    • 10-14-12 Wendy’s Restaurant – 13712 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa
    • 10-16-12 Pizza Hut – 17420 Highway 41 North, Lutz
    The surveillance photo is from the Wendy’s Restaurant located at 13712 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

    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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