Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-142

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 5, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Attempted Murder And Armed Robbery

    Detectives are seeking to identify two suspects seen in surveillance photos.
    • Wednesday
    • March 27, 2013
    • Time: 5:25 PM
    • 3950 Rocky Circle
    • Tampa, Florida

    Suspect #1:

    • Black Male
    • 5’10” – 6’
    • 18-24 years
    • Medium Build
    • Black Hair
    • Last seen wearing black hoodie, dark jeans, baseball cap, sunglasses and carrying a black bookbag.
    • Weapon: Black Handgun/Knife

    Suspect #2:

    • Black Male
    • 5’10” – 6’
    • 18-24 years
    • Medium Build
    • Black Hair
    • Last seen wearing white shirt, black vest, dark jeans and sunglasses
    • Weapon: Knife

    Details:

    On March 27, 2013, at approximately 5:25 p.m., two suspects forced their way in to the victim's apartment located within the 40-Fifty Apartment complex. Upon entering Suspect #1 pointed an unknown black handgun at the victim and demanded the victim's property. The suspect then ordered the victim to lie on the floor and used a large knife to slice his throat causing a 5-inch laceration. The suspects then removed the victim’s property from his person and began to stomp on the back of his head. The victim attempted to defend these strikes during which one of the suspects stabbed the victim in the chest with a knife. The suspects then fled westbound on foot from the apartment. The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s were he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

    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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