Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 17-050

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 9, 2017
    • Contact Person:
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    Doggy Door Burglars

    Deputies have made one arrest and want to identify two remaining suspects.
    • Saturday
    • January 21, 2017
    • Time: 7:19 PM
    • Little Road
    • Valrico, Florida

    Deputies Want To Identify Suspects:

       
    Suspect #1:
    White male, 22-29 years, 5'4”, 140 lbs., light complexion, medium build. Last seen wearing Champion sweatshirt, blue baseball cap and black shorts.

    Suspect #2: White male, 22-29 years, 5'2”, 130 lbs., light complexion, thin build, brown hair. Last seen wearing black sweatshirt and black shorts.

    Arrested:


    Joaun Evan Wright
    DOB: 4/09/1997
    6014 82nd Street S
    Tampa, FL

    Charge: Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling, Criminal Mischief, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Surveillance Video:


    Details:

    On January 21, 2017 at 7:19 p.m., an unknown black male entered the victim's vacant home at 2000 block of Little Road in Valrico through the doggy door located at the rear of the residence. On January 22, 2017 at 6:05 p.m., two unknown white males and the black male were captured on video surveillance coming and going from the residence using the doggy door. The suspects ransacked the home and took a flat screen television and other property.

    The black male was identified as Joaun Evan Wright. Detectives arrested Wright on February 3, 2017 charging him with Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling, Criminal Mischief, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The two unknown white males are believed to be in their early 20's, 5'2-5'3 and 130-140 lbs.

    Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the 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 the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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