Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-375

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 22, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Business Burglaries

    Suspect strikes three businesses in shopping center.
    • Friday
    • July 17, 2015
    • Time: 6:00 AM
    • Verizon Wireless Advanced Auto AJ Bikes & Boards
    • 1019 Bloomingdale Avenue
    • Valrico

    Suspect:

     
    • Black male, wearing a dark color sweatshirt and hoodie, dark color short pants below the knee and dark color shoes possibly with Velcro straps. The suspect also appears to be carrying a dark color backpack. 
     

    Victims:

    Verizon Wireless
    Advanced Auto
    AJ's Bikes & Boards
    1019 Bloomingdale Avenue
    Valrico

    Details:

    On July 17, 2015, at approximately 6:00 am an unknown black male suspect unlawfully entered the above listed Verizon Wireless Store by smashing the glass door with an unknown object. Once inside, property items valued in excess of over $300 were removed from the store, along with a flat screen TV. The suspect was captured on surveillance entering and leaving the store. Around the same time, an unknown suspect unlawfully entered the Advanced Auto parts which is located just east of the Verizon, by smashing the front door glass windows. Miscellaneous performance auto parts valued in excess of $300 was removed. A short time later, AJ's Bikes & Boards reported a side door window had been smashed in, but no entry was made into the store.

    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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