Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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Release Number: 15-271
- For Immediate Release:
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- May 26, 2015
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Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer And Robbery
Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
- May 25, 2015
- Time: 9:55 AM
Hispanic male, 40's, clean shaven, short hair cut, approximately 5'8" - 5'10", 170 lbs., wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans. Armed with a chrome or nickel plated gun on his left side in a holster.
Dark blue SUV described as a Toyota Four Runner or Trail Blazer with gray cloth interior.
Deputies are investigating an incident that occurred at 9:55 am May 25, 2015 in the area of Clay Pit Road and 579. According to the victim he was traveling north bound on 579 approaching Clay Pit Road when the suspect vehicle came up behind him honking the horn and holding what appeared to be a badge out of the window. The victim pulled over and the suspect exited his vehicle and approached the victim's car. The suspect identified himself as an undercover narcotics officer. The suspect told the victim that he had a warrant for his arrest and needed to search his vehicle. While searching the victim's vehicle, the suspect took the victim's wallet, car keys and cell phone. The suspect then had the victim come back to his vehicle and sit in the back seat. He then told the victim to go back to his vehicle and retrieve another piece of identification. When the victim got out of the suspects vehicle, the suspect fled in the opposite direction.
Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or it you want to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.