Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-440

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 25, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Investigating Burglaries & Thefts

    Deputies have made arrests in burglaries.
    • Monday
    • June 1, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Sun City Center area

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating several residential burglaries/thefts that have occurred in the Sun City Center area since June of this year.

    In each of the incidents, the suspects targeted elderly victims, with most of the victims over the age of 80.

    On June 13, 2015 an elderly victim returned home from a day out and discovered her residence had been burglarized with numerous jewelry items stolen. On June 30, 2015, the suspect (Robert Swanson, DOB 5-29-71) responsible for the burglary was arrested and charged with burglary of an dwelling, grand theft and false information on a pawn broker form.

    In July of 2015, two female caregivers were arrested (press release 15-376). These two individuals worked as in-home health care companions for the two victim's and while in their residences they removed large amounts of jewelry and pawned the items.

    At this time, there have been 6 other incidents where elderly victim's have had their homes/apartments burglarized. In each of those incidents the suspects have gained entry into the residence and stole jewelry, cash or credit cards. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's office would like to identify the suspect observed in the surveillance photo. This photo was taken during a residential burglary in the Sun City Center area.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office asked that if anyone observes anyone suspicious in their neighborhood to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. In addition, lock up or secure your valuables.

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