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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-143 (17-142)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 3, 2017
    • Contact Person:
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    Home Invasion Robbery

    Detectives arrested one suspect.
    • Friday
    • March 31, 2017
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • 3705 Legacy Square
    • Tampa, Florida

    Update April 1, 2017:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives made an arrest in connection with the home invasion below.


    Suspect:
    Juan Antonio Bracero Jr.
    DOB: 5-13-98
    Address: At large

    Charges:  Armed Robbery, Armed Burglary, Possession of Marijuana and Petit Theft

    Note: The second suspect is still at large.

    Suspects:

    Suspect #1: B/M 16-18 years of age, 5' 9"- 6' tall, with a short hair cut, wearing blue jeans, a hoodie style shirt and a tee shirt with writing on it.

    Suspect #2 The second suspect was only described as a H/M 5'8"- 160 pounds 20 yoa, wearing black hoodie and jeans and had some facial hair.

    Details (Previous News Release):

    Hillsborough County, FL -  On March 31, 2017 at approximately 9:30 am, two individuals kicked in the front door of 3705 Legacy Square, confronted the resident and forced their way inside.

    The suspects shoved the lone victim to the ground. One of the individuals was armed with a firearm. The victim briefly struggled with the suspects and was able to escape leaving them in the apartment. The victim received minor abrasions to his back and legs during the incident. This does not appear to be a random act, the motive appears to be drug related.

    Aviation and K9 responded along with numerous HCSO and USFPD units searched the area with negative results.

    Detectives are pursuing positive investigative leads at this time and are developing additional information on the identity of the suspects.

    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 investigation continues.


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