Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-261

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 3, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Family Uses 9-Year-Old To Steal Purse

    Detectives are seeking the whereabouts of two women.
    • Tuesday
    • June 25, 2013
    • Time: 4:25 PM
    • Chuck-E-Cheese
    • 1540 Brandon Boulevard
    • Brandon, FL

    Suspect #1:

    Johnson, Jasmine Daneishamonique
    DOB: 06/10/1987
    4410 Courtland Street, Apt 310
    Tampa, Florida


    • Grand Theft-3rd Degree
    • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
    • Fraudulent Possession of Personal Information

    Suspect #2:

    Jenkins, Chantel Ciarra
    DOB: 05/26/1989
    1005 7th Avenue East
    Tampa, Florida


    • Grand Theft-3rd Degree
    • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
    • Fraudulent Possession of Personal Information


    On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at approximately 8:25 pm, two suspects, Jasmine Johnson and Chantel Jenkins walked into the Chuck-E-Cheese restaurant, 1540 Brandon Blvd to attend a birthday party. While at the party the suspects are captured on surveillance video looking to the area of where the victim set a purse on the counter. The video shows Jasmine Johnson directing her 9-year old nephew to retrieve the purse. The child reached behind the victim and grabbed the purse off the counter. The child then runs into the seating area, where he places the purse on a table, where the two suspects are located.
    On the edited version of the surveillance video released to the media, both suspects are seen leaving Chuck-E-Cheese with Chantel Jenkins carrying the purse. During the investigation detectives determined the 9-year old had no knowledge the purse belonged to someone else and was directed by his Aunt, Jasmine Johnson to steal the purse. The same evening, the victim's credit cards were fraudulently used at a local convenience store and additional investigation is underway to attempt and identify the suspect(s)
    Detectives have obtained warrants on both suspects and detectives are asking for the public's assistance in locating both women; who are currently evading capture. The public is asked to help locating these wanted suspects.
    The portion of surveillance video that depicts the 9 year stealing the purse off the counter top has been edited out to avoid identifying him. He is being classified at this time as a victim.
    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 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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