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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-373 (15-368)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 20, 2015
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813/247-8060

    Detectives Need Help Finding Second Suspect In Armed Robberies

    One suspect has been arrested.
    • Wednesday
    • July 15, 2015
    • Time: 12:58 AM
    • 202 Brandon Boulevard West
    • Brandon


    Michael Dean Pinkelton
    DOB: 09/09/97
    201 Lois Avenue
    Brandon, FL


    • Armed Robbery w/Firearm
    • Aggravated Assault w/Firearm

    Warrant Issued:

    Joseph Miguel Costanzo
    DOB: 09/20/96
    1729 Perdiz Street
    Tampa, FL

    The suspect is 5'5”, 190 lbs. and has short, light brown hair.

    Charges: Armed Robbery w/Firearm, Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon

    Suspect Vehicle: Black 2007 Dodge Caliber, 4-door, dark tinted windows, Florida tag DXDJ02
    Detectives Need Help Finding Second Suspect In Armed Robberies


    Both suspects and their vehicle were identified. Michael Pinkelton was arrested on July 18, 2015. A warrant was issued for the second suspect, Joseph Costanzo. He is believed to be armed with a .380 caliber and possibly a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

    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 the 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).

    Previous Release (15-368):

    Suspect #1:
    Unknown male, 5'5”, thin build. Last seen wearing a dark green ski mask, black long sleeve shirt, dark green gloves, blue jean pants and white tennis shoes. Armed with a black semi-automatic .380 caliber handgun.

    Suspect #2:
    Unknown male, 5'3”, heavy build. Last seen wearing a white shirt covering his head, a long sleeve white shirt, black pants and blue gloves. Armed with a knife.

    Vehicle: Unknown

    On the July 15, 2015 at 12:58 am, two unknown suspects entered the Circle K located at 202 Brandon Boulevard West in Brandon. One suspect was armed with a black .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun and the second suspect was armed with a knife. The suspect, armed with the handgun, demanded money from the register and shot a round into the cigarette display case. The suspect then removed the cash drawer and an unknown amount of money and placed it inside of a large black Nike gear bag. While the suspect was grabbing money off the counter he accidentally discharged the firearm a second time striking a display case on the counter next to the register. The suspects fled the store on foot eastbound towards the rear of the Burger King located at 114 Brandon Boulevard West.

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