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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-065

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 18, 2016
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    Craig's List Ad Results In Robbery And Arrest

    He had placed an ad for the same phone previously.
    • Wednesday
    • February 17, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Suspect:


    Javario Funches
    DOB: 4-3-97
    9511 Ashburn Creek Lane
    Tampa

    Charges:

    • Robbery

    Details:

    On February 16, 2016, the victim responded to an add on Craig's List to purchase a cell phone. When the victim arrived at the prearranged location of 4309 Mariners Cove Ct. in Tampa, the victim exchanged $60 for the phone. One the exchange took place, the suspect produced a firearm and pointed it at the victim, demanding the cell phone back. The victim complied and Funches fled with the victim's money and phone.

    On February 17, 2016 , Javario Funches placed the same ad on Craig's List advertising the same cell phone for sale. A Tactical Operation was put together, involving District Two Investigation Unit and arrangements were made to meet with Funches to purchase the phone. Funches was located and arrested without incident at 4138 Sable Park Drive. Funches was in possession of a firearm and taken into custody without incident.

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