Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-009

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 7, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Business Burglary And Grand Theft Auto

    Warrant issued for Carlos Portal for Grand Theft Auto.
    • Saturday
    • November 3, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Baker Distributing
    • 8110 Anderson Road
    • Tampa, Florida

    Suspect: (Active Warrant for Grand Theft Auto)

    Carlos Portal
    DOB: 04/07/1972

    May be driving:
    2004 White, Ford “Econoline” with ladder rack on top right. May have commercial markings for A/C contracting.

    2011 White Toyota Highlander


    On November 3, 2012, an unknown suspect(s) illegally entered Baker Distributing located at 8110 Anderson Road in Tampa. The suspect(s) removed approximately $56,385 worth of air conditioners, copper wires/tubing, refrigerant parts, and $500 in cash. The suspect(s) loaded all of the items into Baker Distributing 2005 Mitsubishi box truck and fled the scene. The estimated value of the loss, including the truck, is $71,385. The box truck has since then been recovered, but none of the stolen property has been found. Currently, there is an active warrant for Grand Theft Auto for Carlos Portal. There is a continuing investigation into the business burglary.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect(s) is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the 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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