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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-423

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 19, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Attempted Theft

    Loss prevention stopped the suspect at the door and was able to retrieve the stolen property.
    • Saturday
    • August 15, 2015
    • Time: 7:53 PM
    • Lowe's
    • West Waters Avenue
    • Tampa


    White male, 20-30 years, 5'9” - 6', 160 - 180 lbs, short brown hair, and scruffy, unshaven beard/goatee. Last seen wearing black t-shirt with graphics and dark shorts. Tattoos on both arms and possibly on legs also.


    On August 15, 2015 at approximately 7:53 pm, a white male suspect entered the Lowe's store located at 6275 West Waters Avenue and went to the tool section. The suspect selected a DeWalt combo tool set from the shelves valued at $319.00. He placed the tool set in a shopping cart and went directly to the entrance and attempted to exit the store. Loss prevention stopped the suspect at the door and was able to retrieve the stolen property. The suspect fled east through the parking lot.

    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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