Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 17-832

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 21, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    OfferUp Phone Theft

    The suspect ran out of his Adidas sneakers.
    • Sunday
    • December 10, 2017
    • Time: 5:15 PM
    • Brentwood Hills Recreation Building
    • Valrico, Florida

    Suspect:


    Black male, 5'3”, 150 lbs., short black hair. Last seen wearing black shorts and a white t-shirt.
     

    Surveillance Video:


     

    Details:

    On December 10, 2017, the victim placed her Apple iPhone 7 Plus for sale on Offer-Up. A meeting was arranged at the Brentwood Hills pool area. During the meeting and after the victim unlocked and erased the phone's contents, the suspect grabbed the phone and fled on foot. The suspect ran out of his Adidas sneakers size 7.5 which were left at the scene and recovered.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is offering the use of its five patrol district office parking lots for residents looking for safe spaces to conduct transactions arranged online.

    District 1
    14102 North 20th Street
    Tampa, Florida

    District 2
    2310 North Falkenburg Rd
    Tampa, Florida

    District 3
    7202 Gunn Highway
    Tampa, Florida


    District 4
    508 33rd Street SE
    Ruskin, Florida

    District 5
    10128 Windhorst Road
    Tampa, FL 33619

    The popularity of online deals, whether you are buying, selling or trading, is not without its dangers. For more safety tips, click on the below link:

    http://www.hcso.tampa.fl.us/Articles/Articles/Safe-Exchange-Zones.aspx

    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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