Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-001

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 2, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Burglary Of Occupied Homes

    Detectives need the public's assistance in identifying residential burglary suspect.
    • Tuesday
    • December 30, 2014
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Surveillance Photos:

     

     

    Details:

    HCSO detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect seen in surveillance photo.  The suspect pictured in the media alert is believed to have burglarized four residences in the Valrico area between December 30, 2014 at 2 a.m., and December 31, 2014 at 4 a.m., while victims slept in their beds.

    The crime scene locations are as follows; 2 residential homes on Golden Oak Lane, 1 residential home on Royal Tuscan Lane and 1 home on Castle Stone Ct all in Valrico.  In each case, the suspect entered the residences through a rear door. In two (2) of the cases, the suspect forced entry with an unknown tool. The other two (2) cases, the rear doors were left unlocked. The suspect(s) removed purses and electronics.  In one of the cases, a suspicious vehicle was seen driving with it's lights off. It was described as a large, four-door, sedan with tinted windows. The driver was described as a black male, with long dread locks, wearing a white sweatshirt.

    Shortly thereafter, the victim's credit cards were used at various stores in Hillsborough and Polk counties. A lone, black male subject is captured on video surveillance from these stores.

    Additionally, a Lincoln Town Car, driven by the suspect was also captured on video surveillance, similarly described by the witness from Golden Oak Ln.  Residents should be extra vigilant in securing their residences and reporting any suspicious persons or vehicles.

    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 text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).


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