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    Release Number: 15-269

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 26, 2015
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    Carjacking

    The vehicle was found abandoned with the children still in their car seats 20 minutes later.
    • Sunday
    • May 24, 2015
    • Time: 11:09 PM
    • Marathon Gas Station
    • Branch Forbes Road and Interstate 4

    Victim:

    Susan Davidson, 61
    Hudson, Florida

    Grandchildren:

    • 2-year-old male and 4-year-old female

    Vehicle:

    • 2010 Chrysler Mini Van

    Details:

    On May 24, 2015 at approximately 11:09 pm, the victim had stopped at the Marathon station to get gas.  She exited her van (leaving the keys inside) and while pumping gas, a masked individual walked up and got into the van and drove off with her two grandchildren asleep in their car seats in the back.

    The vehicle was found abandoned on the side of the road at 11:29 pm, approximately 1/2 mile just north of the scene (just north of Stafford Road on Branch Forbes Road).

    The children were still in their car seats and they were not injured.

    The only description of the suspect is a male with his face covered.
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