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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-321

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 6, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Business Burglary

    The suspect hid in the store overnight.
    • Friday
    • April 6, 2018
    • Time: 4:15 AM
    • Dollar Tree
    • 3603 Waters Avenue West
    • Tampa, Florida

    Update:

    Deputies identified the suspect as Michael Clark.  He was arrested on April 9 at 6:00 pm at 1403 Fowler Avenue East.


    Michael Clark
    DOB: 7/28/1975

    Charges:  Armed Burglary of a Structure and Robbery (Firearm less than $300)

    Suspect:


    Black male, 28-35 years, 6', 200 lbs. Last seen wearing white t-shirt, gray shorts, black shoes and black hat (possibly a St. Louis Blues)

    Weapon: Black in color handgun with orange tip
     

    Surveillance Video:


     

    Details:

    On April 5, 2018, the black male suspect entered the Dollar Tree located at 3603 Waters Avenue West just before closing. As the store closed, the suspect hid in the rear storage room until 4:15 am on April 6. Employees opening the store came in contact with the suspect in the rear storage room. After confronting the employees, the suspect fled through the rear door on foot. The suspect had a black in color handgun, with an orange tip, tucked into his pants.

    Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOSheriff app available on both android and apple products. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using their 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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