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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-096

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 18, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Forgery/Counterfeiting

    Suspect purchases a cell phone with counterfeit money.
    • Saturday
    • February 7, 2015
    • Time: 10:38 PM
    • Parking Lot
    • 5601 Fletcher Avenue
    • Tampa

    Victim:

    Evgeny Rozhkov, 23
    Tampa

    Suspects:

    #1 - Black Female, 20 – 25 years of age, medium complexion, long wavy black hair, unknown height, slender build.

    #2 - Black Male, 30 – 35 years of age, medium complexion, full beard, muscular build, short “Afro” style haircut.

    Vehicle:

    • Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck, Dark Color (possibly black)

    Details:

    On February 7, 2015 at approximately 10:38 p.m. the victim agreed to meet an unknown suspect at the 7-11 located at 5601 Fletcher Avenue East in Tampa to sell his Samsung Galaxy Note 4 cell phone. The victim posted the phone for sale on Craig's List and was sent a text message from an unknown suspect advising he would purchase the phone. Once they agreed on a price and location, the unknown suspect arrived in a dark colored Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck. The unknown suspect was in the front passenger seat and another suspect was driving the truck. The suspect presented the victim with four (4) counterfeit $100.00 bills. Once the transaction was finished, the suspects drove east on Fletcher Avenue. When the victim arrived home, he suspected the bills to be counterfeit and contacted the Sheriff's Office.

    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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