Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-356

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

    ATM Armed Robbery

    Deputies arrest suspect in multiple weekend ATM robberies.
    • Monday
    • September 2, 2013
    • Time: 1:35 PM
    • Bank of America
    • 250 E. Bearss Avenue
    • Tampa, FL


    Charles C. Griffin
    DOB: 11/27/1978
    14408 Audobon Trace, Apt 1115
    Tampa, FL


    • Robbery with a Weapon


    On September 3, 2013, patrol deputies on routine patrol spotted a vehicle matching Charles Griffin's Dodge SUV at a RaceTrac Gas Station, 205 E. Bearss Ave in Tampa. Deputies approached and questioned Griffin and noted he matched the surveillance photo from the Bank of America ATM robbery on September 2, 2013.

    Detectives positively identified Griffin as the same person seen in the surveillance photo from the Bank of America ATM robbery on September 2, 2013 at 1:35 p.m. and he was charged with one count of Armed Robbery. Detectives also identified Griffin in an attempted robbery of a ATM customer from the Bank of America at 250 Bearss Avenue on September 3, 2013 at 2 a.m. and ATM robbery of a Chase Bank customer at 2802 E. Fletcher Ave on September 1, 2013 at 9 p.m.

    Charles Griffin is a suspect in at least two other recent ATM robberies in the same area and detectives are asking for anyone who may have knowledge of Griffin or who may have been victimized by him, to please call Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Bruce Metzger at 813-247-0623.

    Griffin was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail with additional charges pending. The investigation continues.

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