Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-244

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 25, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Sunglass Thief Strikes Twice

    Hillsborough County Sheriff Office deputies are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspect seen in the surveillance photograph.
    • Saturday
    • June 1, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Sunglass Hut
    • 644 Brandon Town Center Drive
    • Brandon, FL


    • White male
    • 18-21 years
    • 5’10” – 6’
    • 170-180 lbs.
    • Medium build
    • Brown hair with beard/stubble


    On June 14, 2013, the unidentified suspect seen in the photograph entered the Sunglass Hut located at the Westfield Shopping Mall in Brandon and placed multiple pairs of sunglasses valued at $1760.00 dollars in a bag. The suspect then walked out of the store without paying for the sunglasses.

    On June 20, 2013, the suspect entered the store again and stated to the store employee, "you aren't going to like me for this, but I don't care", and then scooped up $1800.00 worth of sunglasses and walked out of the store without paying for them.

    The store employee recognized the suspect and took a picture of the suspect as he was leaving the store carrying the stolen glasses. The total of the two thefts, 3,560.00 dollars.

    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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