Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-613 (15-606)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 4, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Arrest Warrant Issued For One of Two Suspects

    Detectives searching for Samara Rivera.
    • Thursday
    • December 3, 2015
    • Time: 9:37 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    UPDATE: An arrest warrant has been issued for Rivera for Strong Arm Robbery. The male suspect is still unidentified.

    HCSO detectives are seeking the public's help to locate H/F Samara R. Rivera 12/26/1984, who's been identified via a tip to Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay as the female perpetrator in the November 30th strong armed robbery at Target.

    Samara R. Rivera
    At Large

    Previous Press Release 15-606:

    #1 - White/Hispanic female, 22 - 29 years of age, approximately 5'6", 150 -
    170 lbs. With black hair in a bun.

    #2 - White/Hispanic male, 22 - 29 years of age, approximately 6'2", 180 - 200
    lbs., medium length black hair and multiple tattoos on his face, neck and arms.

    Target - 13658 University Plaza, Tampa

    On November 29, 2015 at approximately 12:04 pm, the female suspect selected several pieces of merchandise (make up and household bedding) and concealed them on her person. The female then exited the store passing all points of sale after failing to pay for any of the concealed items. The female suspect was confronted by loss prevention at the exit at which time she began to physically resist. The male suspect then interfered with the detention of the female suspect by pushing one of the loss prevention officers. The female
    suspect bit one of the loss prevention officers and fled the incident scene with the male suspect. The concealed items were recovered.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects 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 send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.
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