Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-347

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 22, 2016
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    Deputies Arrest Five For Vehicle Burglaries

    Deputies recovered two handguns and a shotgun.
    • Tuesday
    • July 19, 2016
    • Time: 4:50 AM
    • Causeway Boulevard / Providence Lakes Boulevard

    Arrested:


    Antonio Robinson, DOB: 9/28/1996
    1714 Grand Isle Drive
    Brandon
    Charges: Armed Burglary of Conveyance (9 Counts), Grand Theft Firearm (3 Counts), Grand Theft Third Degree (5 Counts), Petit Theft (2 Counts)


    Bernard Parker, DOB: 9/05/1997
    8713 Tangerine Place N
    Tampa
    Charges: Armed Burglary of Conveyance (9 Counts), Grand Theft Firearm (3 Counts), Grand Theft Third Degree (5 Counts), Petit Theft (2 Counts)


    Christopher Brown, DOB: 9/08/1997
    10604 Ashtead Wood Ct
    Tampa
    Charges: Armed Burglary of Conveyance (9 Counts), Grand Theft Firearm (3 Counts), Grand Theft Third Degree (5 Counts), Petit Theft (2 Counts)

    Cray Austin, DOB: 10/04/2000
    2818 St. Anthony Drive #B
    Tampa
    Charges: Armed Burglary of Conveyance (9 Counts), Grand Theft Firearm (3 Counts), Grand Theft Third Degree (5 Counts), Petit Theft (2 Counts), Resisting Officer w/o Violence, Child Failure to Appear At Court Hearing (Warrant – 2 Counts)


    Emonte Bentley, DOB: 02/15/1997
    1605 29th Avenue E
    Tampa
    Charges: Armed Burglary of Conveyance (9 Counts), Grand Theft Firearm (3 Counts), Grand Theft Third Degree (5 Counts), Petit Theft (2 Counts)

    Details:

    On July 19, 2016 at approximately 4:50 am, at the intersection of Causeway Boulevard and Providence Lakes Boulevard, District IV Street Crimes Units located a black Kia Sportage which had been suspected of being involved in multiple vehicle burglaries throughout District IV. Both Street Crimes and Patrol units followed the vehicle until canine and aviation were available. Units conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of 50th Street South and Adamo Drive.

    Deputies arrested Cray Austin15, Emonte Bentley 19, Antonio Robinson 19, Bernard Parker 18 and Christopher Brown 18. Deputies located several stolen items to include two handguns, a shotgun, and US Currency. Detectives from District IV Investigations were notified and responded to the scene. Detectives were able to identify 7 more vehicle burglaries that the 5 suspects had committed.
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