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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-415

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 13, 2016
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    Teenagers Lure Man To Residence Through Craigslist Ad

    The teenagers robbed him and stole his car.
    • Sunday
    • September 11, 2016
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Lynmore Drive
    • Riverview, Florida

    Arrested:

    Katelyn White
    DOB: 1/16/2001
    11335 Village Brook Drive
    Riverview, FL

    Charges: Robbery 300 or More, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Burglary of an unoccupied Conveyance

    Shaelin Gray
    DOB: 8/21/2000
    8912 Rosebank Court
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: Child Failure to Appear at Court Hearing, Robbery 300 or More, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle, Fleeing to Elude Highspeed, Resisting Officer w/o Violence, Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance

    Jacob Fitzwater
    DOB: 7/20/2000
    6204 Fairway Boulevard
    Apollo Beach, FL

    Charges: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle, Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance, Resisting Officer w/o Violence

    Javier Lopez
    DOB: 11/18/1997
    5620 Saint Peter Avenue N
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: Trespass in Unoccupied Structure or Conveyance, Resisting Officer w/o Violence, VOP (Grand Theft 3rd Degree)

    Keenard Malik Wells
    DOB: 11/10/1996
    13314 Prestwick Drive
    Riverview, FL

    Charges: Trespass in Unoccupied Structure or Conveyance

    Details:

    On 9/11/16 at approximately 5:00 pm, District IV deputies responded to a Robbery of a Person and a Carjacking at 11806 Lynmoor Drive in Riverview. The  victim advised he went to the residence in regards to an ad he had placed on Craigslist. A female had contacted him to get an estimate for repair work at the residence. When the victim arrived at the residence, he was greeted by
    two female suspects and a male suspect, who forcibly removed the victim's wallet, car keys, and cellular phone. The suspects fled in the victim's vehicle, a Chevrolet Cruze.

    While en route to the scene, deputies observed the stolen vehicle in the area of Big Bend Road and Interstate 75. Deputies attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, however, the vehicle fled southbound on Interstate 75. The suspects continued southbound on Interstate 75 exiting at Sun City Center. The vehicle became disabled when the vehicle ran over a raised concrete storm drain within the Cypress Creek Subdivision. Three of the five suspects in the vehicle ran and all were apprehended after brief foot pursuits and assistance from
    Aviation.

    The suspects were identified as Shaelin Taylor Gray, Katelyn Elizabeth, Jacob Paul-Lee Fitzwater, Javier Jose Lopez and Kennard Malik Wells. The victim and a witness positively identified the suspects as the persons who committed the offense.
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