Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-311

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 17, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Masked Robbery Suspect Unmasked

    Detectives are eager to identify this dangerous armed robbery suspect.
    • Tuesday
    • June 16, 2015
    • Time: 2:36 AM
    • Circle K
    • 5133 674 Highway
    • Wimauma

    Suspect:

    • Unidentified adult male, possible Hispanic age 25-35 years of age, approximately 5'7” 160lbs, with a goatee, short hair and medium complexion.
    • Last seen wearing all black pants, black hooded sweatshirt cut off shirt, black and white sneakers, black bandanna.
     
     

    Possible Suspect Vehicle:

    • 2004-2006 Ford Expedition, dark blue with gray trim, stock rims and tinted windows

    Surveillance Video:



    Details:

    On June 16th, 2015 at approximately 2:30 a.m., the lone suspect armed with a sawed off shotgun entered the Circle K store at 5133 Hwy 674 in Wimauma, FL. The suspect approached the store clerk and demanded cash and cigarettes. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash and Newport cigarettes and fled the scene in a vehicle, possibly a 2004-2006 blue Ford Expedition. Approximately one hour prior to the robbery, store surveillance video captured the unmasked suspect entering the store and conducting a transaction with the store clerk.

    On June 11, 2015 the suspect was featured in HCSO-TV News-Now committing an armed robbery at the Express Mart, 6812 N. 56th Street in Tampa. In that robbery, the suspect was armed with a sawed off shotgun and pointed it at the store clerk and a young child.

    HCSO Press Release 15-294 and YouTube link https://youtu.be/lHx63JWcWaU

    The suspect is believed to be connected to 3 other recent business robberies in the Tampa Bay area that include one in Plant City, FL, one in Pasco County, FL, and one in Manatee County, FL. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

    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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