Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-054

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 6, 2014
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Armed Robbery

    The suspect held the victims at gun point.
    • Friday
    • January 31, 2014
    • Time: 9:57 AM
    • Jai's African Hair and Braiding
    • 7730 Palm River Road
    • Tampa


    • Light skin black male
    • 20-30 years old
    • Thin build.
    • Approximately 6 ‘, wearing a sweater with a hood, jacket, and dark pants.


    • Mazda 5, gray in color with sliding doors.


    On January 31, 2014 at approximately 9:57 a.m., the black male suspect entered the business armed with a semi automatic handgun. The suspect told the victims not to move and gathered five purses from occupants of the business. The suspect then fled the scene behind the business into the awaiting vehicle. The vehicle was last seen eastbound on Southside Lane and north onto 78th Street. Photo is actual vehicle seen fleeing the scene.

    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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