Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-554

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 29, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Warrant Issued For Curtis Leon Smith

    To be eligible for a cash reward 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.
    • Thursday
    • December 29, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Netpark
    • 5701 East Hillsborough Avenue
    • Tampa, Florida

    Warrant:

     
    Curtis Leon Smith
    DOB: 5-29-83
    Last known address:
    6727 South Lois Avenue #424
    Tampa

    Description: Black male, 6'2”, 214 lbs., short dreads, possibly wearing a blue Tampa Baty Rays baseball cap and white t-shirt.


    (Actual suspect minutes after the armed robbery at the Hard Rock Casino.)
     

    Vehicle:


    (Vehicle arriving at Hard Rock Casino minutes after robbery)
    Tan color 1999 Toyota Corolla, four door with Florida Tag # 7 2 5 8 T P

     
    (Actual suspect vehicle one hour after the robbery.)

    Details:

    On September 9, 2016 at approximately 6:10 am the victim was approached by an unknown black male who implied he had a firearm and demanded the victim's belongings. The victim complied with those demands and gave the suspect his wallet, cell phone and PIN number to his debit card to the suspect. The suspect then fled in a gold brown colored vehicle. During the investigation, the victim's card was used at Seminole Hard Rock casino in Tampa with several transactions inside the casino.

    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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