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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-257

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 14, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Student Steals Money Raised For Prom

    Anyone with information regarding the second suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
    • Tuesday
    • May 12, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Spoto High School
    • 8538 Eagle Palm Drive
    • Riverview


    Tyler S. Ware
    DOB: 5/10/1998
    7801 Abbey Mist Cove


    • Robbery by Sudden Snatching

    Unknown Suspect:

    • Black or hispanic male teenager last seen wearing a white t-shirt, short dark hair with an edge in the back.


    On 05/12/2015, at Spoto High School, at approximately 12 pm, the victim/student was walking in the hallway with a money box containing approximately $3000.00 in cash when an unknown black or Hispanic male (wearing a white t-shirt, short dark hair with an edge in the back) snatched the money box from the victim by force.

    The unknown suspect then ran down the hall with Tyler Ware and out of the door to the student parking lot. The unknown male and Tyler Ware were then seen by the witness running down the bus ramp and across the football practice field with the money box in hand. Tyler Ware later returned to the scene and was arrested. Ware and his parents are not speaking to investigators.

    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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