Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-524

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 31, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Armed Robbery

    The victim has put his phone on Craigslist to sell.
    • Friday
    • December 27, 2013
    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • 750 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
    • Seffner


    Mannix Santos
    1025 Lakeshore Ranch Drive

    Arrestee #1: 

    Efrain Vasquez Hewitt
    DOB: 01/25/1989
    14206 Grubbs Lane


    • Armed Robbery w/Firearm

    Arrestee #2 : 

    Hector Luis Anavitate
    DOB: 04/02/1994
    505 Maryland Avenue N
    Plant City


    • Armed Robbery w/Firearm


    On December 26th, the victim placed an ad on Craigslist to sell his Samsung Galaxy phone for $300.00. He received a call from a male and arranged to meet with him at the parking lot located at 750 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Seffner.

    On December 27th, the victim, his wife and 12-year-old daughter went to the parking lot to sell the phone. The victim exited his vehicle, while his wife and daughter stayed in their vehicle. The victim then met with the suspect, who asked to inspect the phone. The suspect then pulled a semi-automatic handgun from his pocket and pointed at the victim. The suspect then fled with the phone to an awaiting vehicle, which was parked a distance away. The suspect vehicle fled south on Parsons Avenue and the victim attempted to give chase but lost him.

    On December 29th, detectives were able to identify the suspect vehicle and two suspects. On December 30, 2013, Hector Anavitate and Efrain Hewitt were arrested.
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