Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-604 (15-597)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 1, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Suspect Arrested In Mall Shooting

    Detectives have arrested Andrew Cohen.

    • Sunday
    • November 29, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • HIllsborough County

    UPDATE:

    HCSO detectives have arrested Andrew Nicholas Cohen in connection to the robbery and shooting incident that occurred inside Citrus
    Park Town Center on November 23, 2015.


    Andrew Nicholas Cohen
    DOB:12/16/1992
    1503 Arbor Hills Road
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:
    1 count of Armed Robbery with a Firearm
    4 counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

    Previous HCSO Press Release - 15-597:

    On November 23, 2015 at approximately 6:45 pm, the unknown suspect approached the victim (sales associate) at Meher Jewelers wanting to purchase a necklace for his mother. The victim allowed the suspect to try on a necklace valued at several thousand dollars at which time the suspect fled westbound through the mall.

    The victim chased the suspect on foot west and then north towards the mall side entrance of Dick's Sporting Good. At this point, the suspect turned and fired a single round towards the victim. The foot chase continued outside through the parking lot at which time the victim attempted to gain control of the suspect when a second shot was fired. The victim was able to retrieve the stolen necklace and the suspect fled the scene in what a witness described as a white in color, 4 door Hyundai Elantra. There were no reported injuries.

    Anyone with any information reference this 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 send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.
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