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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-381 (15-373)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 23, 2015
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    Second Suspect Arrested For Armed Robbery

    While one of the suspects was grabbing money off the counter he accidentally discharged a firearm.
    • Wednesday
    • July 15, 2015
    • Time: 12:58 AM
    • Circle K
    • 202 West Brandon Boulevard
    • Brandon, FL

    Update:

    On  7-23-15, suspect Joseph Costanzo DOB: 9/20/96 turned himself into the Orient Road Jail.

    Arrested:


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

    Charges:

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

    Arrested:


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

    Charges:

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

    Suspect Vehicle:

    • Black 2007 Dodge Caliber, 4-door, dark tinted windows, Florida tag DXDJ02

    Previous News Release:

    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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