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Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying armed robbery suspects.
- Black male, 5'10", 240 lbs., mid/late 30's.
- Last seen wearing a black baseball cap (possibly Philadelphia Eagles), green long sleeve knit sweater, blue jeans and large sunglasses.
- Hispanic male (or light skinned black male) 6', 200 lbs,. mid/late 30's.
- Last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, black hoodie with a large logo on front, black pants and black gloves.
- Black older model Volkswagon Jetta
- Photos from 7-Eleven Gas Station located at 12902 Newsome Road in Dover.
- At approximately 6:03 p.m., the victim's credit card was used at a 7-Eleven gas pump.
The suspects entered the International Diamond Center, suspect #1 was armed with a 9mm handgun and ordered the employees to the ground. Meanwhile, suspect #2 used a mini sledge hammer to break the glass and remove several Rolex watches and diamonds. Suspect #1 fired his 9mm handgun one time just prior to fleeing the business. The bullet struck the ground and ricocheted through an office window. Suspect #1 also took the wallet of one of the employees. No one was injured.
The suspects fled in the above described vehicle. At approximately 6:03 p.m., the victim/employee's credit card was used at a 7-11 gas pump located at 12902 Newsome Road in Dover.
Anyone with any information reference the suspects, is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200. If you wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you can call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-8477.