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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-275

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 18, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Con Man Swindles Store Clerk

    Detectives are seeking information regarding the suspect seen in surveillance video.
    • Friday
    • June 21, 2013
    • Time: 6:30 PM
    • Handy Food Store
    • 9320 East Adamo Drive
    • Tampa, Florida


    • White male, 22-29 years of age, 5'9” 160 lbs, medium build, fair complexion.
    • Last seen wearing a black hat, black shirt with yellow design on the front, black shorts and black shoes.

    Surveillance Video:



    On June 21, 2013 at approximately 6:30 pm, the clerk at the Handy Food Store located at 9320 East Adamo Drive in Tampa received a call from someone claiming to be from the corporate office.

    The man on the phone asked if another employee was in and he told him no. The suspect then told the clerk that someone from a vendor was coming to drop off a key and that he owed him $475.00.

    The suspect asked him if he knew how to do a pay out and he told the suspect "no". The suspect then walked him through the procedure for a pay out and told him exactly which buttons to press. The suspect asked him if he had enough money in the drawer and he told the suspect "no".

    The suspect on the phone gave him an invoice number to write down. The second suspect seen in the video showed up and gave him a key. The clerk gave the second suspect $300.00 and had him sign the piece of paper with the invoice number on it. The suspect agreed to pick up the balance the following day.

    The suspect then left the store. He did not get a name for either suspect and did not ask for any identification from the suspect in the store.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect 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 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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