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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-332

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 24, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Do You Recognize This Suspect?

    Man attempted to steal a rotary hammer valued at $549.00.
    • Wednesday
    • June 3, 2015
    • Time: 4:06 PM
    • Lowe's
    • 6275 West Waters Avenue
    • Tampa

    Suspect:

    • White male, 25-35 years of age, 5'8”-5'10”, 170-200 lbs., short hair.
    • Last seen wearing a camouflage hat, dark sunglasses, blue jean pants, a dark blue t-shirt, and black sneakers with white soles.

    Details:

    On June 3, 2015 at 4:06 p.m., a white male entered the Lowe's store located at 6275 W. Waters Ave. in Tampa. The suspect selected a Bosch rotary hammer, valued at $549.00, and placed it on a flat cart. He then walked around the store for approximately thirty minutes then attempted to exit through the front entrance. The doors would not open automatically, so the suspect waited for a customer to enter from the outside. The suspect then picked up the rotary hammer and exited the store without playing for the item. Loss prevention made contact with the fleeing suspect in the parking lot and retrieved the stolen property. The suspect fled south through the parking lot on foot.

    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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