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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-039

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 11, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Armed Robbery Of Cell Tech Store

    Suspect hit the clerk with a firearm.
    • Friday
    • December 22, 2017
    • Time: 11:51 AM
    • 7802 Rideout Road
    • Tampa, Florida

    Surveillance Video:

    Suspect #1:

    Black male, wearing yellow gloves, white tank top on top of a long sleeved black shirt, gray sweatpants, white shoes and green ski mask

    Suspect #2:

    Black male, armed with a handgun, wearing one gray glove with black interior, black jacket, gray or tan sweatpants, blue Nike shoes and green ski mask



    Silver or Light Blue Hyundai Sonata or Elantra


    Silver and Black Handgun, Semi-Auto Pistol


    Two unknown black male suspects attempted to rob the Cell Tech stores located at 7802 Rideout Road in Tampa at gunpoint around 11:51 a.m. December 22, 2017. One suspect was armed with a silver and black handgun, hit the clerk on the head with the firearm and pointed the weapon at him during the armed robbery. The suspects fled in a silver or light blue Hyundai which was parked at a vacant residence south of the incident scene. The armed suspect wore bright blue Nike shoes which standout and may help lead to his identification.

    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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