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Suspect demanded money and if he did not receive money, bombs would go off within the store.
White male, 6', 200-220 pounds, 30-50 years old. Last seen wearing a camouflage print baseball cap and light-colored t-shirt and blue jeans.
On February 5, 2016 at approximately 8:15 pm, an unknown white male entered the Winn Dixie located 9535 Fowler Avenue East in Thonotosassa. The suspect provided a note to the manager asking for an undisclosed amount of money or explosives would be set off around the building. The manager refused the demand and walked away, at which time the suspect fled the store on foot. Deputies arrived, cleared the store and determined it was safe to resume business.
Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect 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.