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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-443

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 5, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Deputies Want To Identify Three Suspects

    The suspects worked together to distract the elderly victim and steal her wallet from her purse.
    • Thursday
    • September 29, 2016
    • Time: 3:59 PM
    • Chick-fil-A
    • 6299 West Waters Avenue
    • Tampa, Florida


    1. White Hispanic male, approximately 40 years of age, black hair/balding, black goatee, tattoo on upper left arm.
    2. White Hispanic male, approximately late 40's, black hair, clean shaven, wears glasses, tattoos on both forearms.
    3. White Hispanic female, approximately 30 years of age, long black hair.


    Incident Locations:

    6299 W. Waters Ave. (Chick-fil-A)
    6295 W. Waters Ave. (Target)

    11643 W. Hillsborough Ave. (Michael's)
    11627 W. Hillsborough Ave. (Target)


    On the September 29, 2016 at 3:59 p.m., two Hispanic males and one Hispanic female were inside Chick-fil-A, 6299 W Waters Ave. They acted together to distract the elderly victim and steal her wallet from her purse. The suspects then walked to the nearby Target, 6295 W. Waters Ave., and attempted to use her credit card to purchase a $1,000.00 gift card. The purchase was denied.

    On September 29, 2016 at 4:32 p.m., one of the suspects went to Michael's, 11643 W. Hillsborough Ave., and used a distraction technique to steal an elderly victim's wallet. The suspects then went to a nearby Target, 11627 W. Hillsborough Ave., and attempted to use the second victim's stolen credit card to purchase a $1,000.00 gift card. This purchase was also denied. The suspects are driving an unknown make/model vehicle.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects 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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