Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-138 (16-134)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 5, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Suspect Quickly Identified and Arrested

    The public spotted the suspect's photo on various media outlets and notified HCSO of her identity.
    • Monday
    • April 4, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Macy's
    • 2201 University Square Mall
    • Tampa, Florida

    Arrested:


    Mary America Lynn
    DOB:07/18/1989
    9521 Windermere Park Circle
    Riverview, FL

    Charges:

    • Grand Theft

    Update:

    On April 4, 2016, HCSO issued a press release requesting the public's assistance to identify the suspect seen in store surveillance photos.  On the same day, members of the public spotted the suspect's photo on various media outlets and notified HCSO of her identity.

    Lynn was arrested without incident and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.

    Previous News Release:

    On the March 14, 2016 an unidentified black female suspect entered Macy's at 2201 University Square Mall and concealed multiple items within a white leather purse. As she passed all point of purchase (cash registers), she was encountered by Loss Prevention associates outside of the store. The suspect then dropped the purse with it's contents and fled the scene in gray Honda Accord waiting in the parking lot.

    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 send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.

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