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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-656 (17-641)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 3, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Crime Stoppers Tip Helps Locate Suspect Vehicle

    Following the family's plea for information, anonymous tips began coming in.
    • Sunday
    • October 29, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Orient Road just north of Hanna Avenue

    Victim:

    Mostafa Mohammed Abdalla
    DOB: 6/13/1998
    7123 Kingsbury Court
    Tampa

    Suspect Vehicle:
    The suspect vehicle is a Dodge 1998-2002 full size truck, models 1500, 2500, 3500 metallic green in color missing its passenger mirror. Damage to the right front marker lens, headlight and bug deflector.

     

    Details:

    On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the victim's family made a public plea for any information that could assist in the investigation. Soon after the public plea, numerous anonymous tips began coming in. Detectives followed up on those tips and as a result, they located a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 pick up truck parked behind a residence within Hillsborough County that is believed to be the truck that killed the victim.

    The truck was seized and taken to our Crime Scene Section for processing. Detectives have located the truck's owner and are conducting interviews.

    HCSO would like to thank the Tampa Bay area media for your assistance in helping us push out this family's request for help!

    The investigation continues.

    Previous News Release 17-641:

    Sometime between 10/29/17 at 4:00 pm and 10/30/17 at 2:38 am, an unidentified vehicle struck and killed Mostafa Abdalla while he was walking southbound on Orient Road just north of Hanna Avenue. The suspect vehicle is a Dodge 1998-2002 full size truck, models 1500, 2500, 3500 metallic green in color missing its passenger mirror. Damage to the right front marker lens, headlight and bug deflector.

    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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