Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-380

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 20, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Armed Bank Robbery

    Suspect tells bank teller he will blow up the bank with dynamite.
    • Thursday
    • September 19, 2013
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Railroad and Industrial Federal Credit Union
    • 4373 Lynx Paw Trail
    • Valrico, FL


    Black male, 35-45 years of age, 5'10” - 6', heavy build, 240-250 lbs, short dark hair and dark complexion. Last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a red lanyard, a wooden rosary, dark colored t-shirt, red basketball shorts and white tennis shoes.

    Red, Jeep Cherokee or Jeep Liberty


    On September 19, 2013 at 3:00 p.m., a black male suspect entered the Railroad and Industrial Federal Credit Union, located at 4373 Lynx Paw Trail in Valrico. The suspect approached a teller while carrying a black nylon bag that he said contained dynamite. The suspect lit a lighter and told the teller he would light the dynamite if he wasn't given money. The teller complied and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect left the bank. He was last seen driving away from the bank's parking lot in a red Jeep Cherokee or Jeep Liberty headed north on Lithia Pinecrest Road towards Brandon.

    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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