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Release Number: 16-364
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- August 2, 2016
- Contact Person:
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Road Rage/Armed Robbery
A portion of this incident was captured on Snapchat.
- July 20, 2016
- Time: 11:37 AM
- Hillsborough Avenue & Town n' Country Boulevard
White male (possibly Hispanic), 30-35 years of age, 5'6”, medium build, black hair, short Mohawk hairstyle. Last seen wearing gray shorts and a black t-shirt.
2000-2005, light gray, Nissan extended cab pickup truck with flared wheel wells
On July 20, 2016 at 11:37 a.m., the victim was being tailgated by a gray pickup truck. The victim and suspect exchanged words reference him being on a motorcycle and the dangers of tailgating. The suspect sped past him and stopped abruptly. The suspect grabbed a bat from his vehicle, approached the victim and started threatening him. The victim began calling 911 so the suspect stated "I'll just take this instead," and snatched the victim's gold necklace off of his neck and ran back to his vehicle.
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.