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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-026

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 10, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Business Burglary

    Deputies want to identify five suspects seen in surveillance video.
    • Monday
    • January 8, 2018
    • Time: 3:57 AM
    • Metro PCS
    • 2556 E Bearss Avenue
    • Tampa, Florida

    Surveillance Video:



    #1 – Black male, 5'6” - 6', 140-160 lbs., wearing a dark hoodie, light pants and black slides.

    #2 – Black male. 5'6” - 6', 140-160 lbs., wearing dark hoodie, dark pants, white and red tennis shoes.

    #3 – Black male, 5'6” - 6', 140-160 lbs., wearing gray hoodie, black pants, black tennis shoes.

    #4 – Black male, 5'6” - 6', 140-160 lbs., wearing white hoodie, gray pants, black and white tennis shoes.

    #5 – Black male, 5'6” - 6', 140-160 lbs., wearing black hoodie, gray pants, white shoes and gray backpack.

    Vehicle: 2016 – 2018 Black Audi A6, four-door


    On January 8, 2018 at approximately 3:57 a.m., five unknown black male suspects forced entry into the closed Metro PCS located at 2556 E Bearss Avenue. The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of property from the business.

    At approximately 4:01 a.m., the same five suspects broke into the Rent-A-Center located at 2267 E Bearss Avenue and stole an undisclosed amount of property. The suspects are possibly related to similar incidents in Haines City and Hernando County.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOSheriff app available on both android and apple products. Anyone 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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