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David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-348

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

    Two Separate Thefts From Vehicles Are Connected

    Detectives are seeking to identify woman in surveillance photos.
    • Wednesday
    • August 1, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Words of His Grace Christian Academic Center
    • 2506 Parsons Avenue S
    • Seffner, Florida

    Suspect #1:

    • White Male
    • 5’8” – 5’11”
    • 180 lbs, Medium Build
    • Short Brown Hair.
    • Last seen wearing White t-shirt and black shorts.

    Vehicle #1:

    • Silver Mazda 3 4-Door Hatchback

    Suspect #2:
     

     
    (Seen In Surveillance Photos From Suncoast Credit Union located at Hillsborough Avenue and 22nd Street)
    • White Female
    • Early 20’s
    • Medium Build
    • Medium length brown hair.
    • Last seen wearing dark framed prescription-style glasses and a white t-shirt.

    Vehicle #2:

    • Late model maroon Chevrolet Impala

    Details:
     

    Detectives from Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Tampa Police Department are investigating two separate vehicle burglaries. Detectives are attempting to identify the woman seen in surveillance photos from Suncoast Credit Union located at Hillsborough Avenue and 22nd Street attempting to use a check and personal identification taken in the burglaries.

    On August 22, 2012, an unknown white male driving a silver Mazda 3 Hatchback entered the victim’s car while she was parked at 2506 Parsons Avenue S in Seffner. The suspect removed her purse, cell phone and a laptop. The victim, Tara Pitts had left her car running and unlocked while she went into the daycare to pickup her children.

    On August 27, 2012, an unknown white male driving a silver Mazda 3 Hatchback smashed the passenger window of Denisha Lane’s car and stole her purse while she was at Walgreen’s, 4738 West Gandy Boulevard in Tampa. Tampa Police Department is investigating this incident.

    On August 28, 2012, an unknown white female in a maroon Impala attempted to cash one of Denisha Lane’s stolen checks using Tara Pittts’ stolen debit and identification card. The transaction was not completed.

    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 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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