Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-006

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 5, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Suspect Pepper Sprayed Clerk During Business Robbery

    The suspect demanded cash from the clerk.
    • Tuesday
    • January 3, 2017
    • Time: 8:53 PM
    • Pet Supermarket
    • 18445 41 Highway N
    • Lutz, Florida

    Suspect:

     
    White Male, 5'10"-6', 140-160 lbs., 25-30 years of age. Last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with dark letter/design on chest, a baseball cap possibly with a red bill, a red bandanna covering his face, blue jeans, black shoes and blue latex gloves.

    Suspect Vehicle:

    • Dark, four-door sedan, possibly 2012 or newer Honda.

    Surveillance Video:


    Details:

    On January 3, 2017 at approximately 8:53 p.m., an unknown white male suspect entered the Pet Supermarket located at 18445 41 Hwy N. The suspect demanded money and, upon the store employee asking the suspect had a weapon, the suspect pepper sprayed the employee in the face. The employee then provided an undisclosed amount cash to the suspect before the suspect exited the store and
    entered the driver's side of dark four-door sedan, possibly a newer model Honda.

    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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