Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-404

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 25, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Samara Sodos : ssodos@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8071

    Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Detectives arrested man for two armed robberies.
    • Monday
    • October 15, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Quantavious Threatts
    DOB: 2/15/1994
    4012 Falkenburg Road N
    Tampa, FL


    • Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon
    • Robbery with a weapon
    • Robbery (3 Counts)


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested an 18 year-old for two armed robberies of a hotel and restaurant. On 10/15, they arrested and charged Quantavious Threatts (DOB 2/15/1994) for his involvement in both the 5/26/12 robbery of the New China Restaurant and the recent 10/2 robbery of the La Quinta Inn. Detectives also recovered a shotgun used in one of the robberies. Threatts was arrested on robbery charges and one charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Investigators are still looking for additional suspects seen in the surveillance videos from both robberies.

    For additional information please see two news releases below from October 2, 2012 and May 30, 2012. Both contain surveillance video that can be accessed on the HCSO YouTube website and through those news releases on HCSO website.
    There are also photos in the 10/2 release.

    10/2/12 News Release 12-368:

    La Quinta Inn 4811 U.S. Highway 301 North Tampa, Florida -
    On September 30, 2012, at approximately 10:46 p.m., two unknown black males entered the La Quinta Inn at 4811 US Hwy 301 North armed with a shotgun. The suspect wearing the long sleeve white sweater jumped the counter and demanded money from the clerk. He removed an undisclosed amount of US currency from the cash register. The suspect wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black bandana over his face stood at the counter with the shotgun pointed at the clerk.

    Both suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction by unknown means.

    5/30/12 News Release 12-188:

    New China Restaurant 775 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Seffner, FL - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspects seen in the surveillance video. On May 26, 2012 at approximately 10:47 p.m., just before closing, the three suspects entered the business. Two suspects were armed with handguns. The suspects demanded money out the cash drawer. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects fled on foot from the scene.

    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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