Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-068 (16-061)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 19, 2016
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    UPDATE: Business Robbery Suspect Arrested

    He is a suspect in two recent armed robberies.
    • Thursday
    • February 18, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Circle K
    • 330 Apollo Beach Boulevard
    • Apollo Beach

    UPDATE:

    Arnold Lira was identified as the suspect in the robbery of the Circle K on February 15th.  HCSO detectives responded to Clearwater and through interviews with other individuals, identified Arnold Lira as the suspect in the robbery of the Ruskin Food Mart on February 17th.   Clearwater Police Department arrested Lira for the outstanding warrant for the Circle K robbery.

    Suspect:


    (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Booking Photo)
    Arnold Lira
    DOB: 10/31/1991

    Charge:

    • Robbery with a Weapon, additional charges pending

    Previous News Release 16-061:

    On 2/15/16, at 10:32 pm, an unidentified Hispanic male entered the Circle K store at 330 Apollo Beach Boulevard. The suspect ran behind the counter and demanded money and lottery tickets from the clerk. The suspect implied he had a firearm concealed in a sock and took lottery tickets and an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. The suspect fled the store on foot westbound on Apollo Beach Boulevard.
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