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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-078 (17-074)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 28, 2017
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813/247-8060

    Detectives Arrested Armed Robbery Suspect

    The victim attempted to take possession of the firearm. During the struggle, the weapon was discharged.
    • Saturday
    • February 25, 2017
    • Time: 8:10 PM
    • Suncoast Credit Union
    • 1370 Oakfield Drive
    • Brandon, Florida

    UPDATE:

    On February 27, 2017, the suspect was identified as Estevan Lerma. Deputies obtained a warrant and arrested Lerma without incident. He is charged with Robbery with a Weapon ($300 or more).


    Estevan Lerma
    DOB: 12/8/96
    200 Cook St. #201
    Brandon, FL

    Suspect:


    Hispanic male, 5'10”-6', 165-185, 20-25 years of age. Last seen wearing a camouflage hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

    Details (Previous News Release):

    On February 25, 2017 at 8:10 p.m., an unknown suspect approached the victim while at the Suncoast Credit Union ATM. On February 25, 2017 at 8:10 p.m., an unknown suspect approached the victim while at the Suncoast Credit Union ATM. The suspect brandished a silver, .40 caliber handgun and demanded the victim's money. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim attempted to take possession of the firearm. During the struggle, the weapon was discharged. The suspect then fled westbound on foot.

    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.. The suspect brandished a silver, .40 caliber handgun and demanded the victim's money. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim attempted to take possession of the firearm. During the struggle, the weapon was discharged. The suspect then fled westbound on foot.

    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.
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