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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-099

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 29, 2018
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    Gift Card Theft

    Two suspects worked together to distract the clerk and steal two $500 gift cards.
    • Saturday
    • December 23, 2017
    • Time: 10:30 PM
    • Walmart Neighborhood Market
    • 6216 Elliot Drive
    • Tampa, Florida

    Suspect #1:

    Black male, 5'8-5'10”, 140-150 lbs., short black hair wearing black zip-up jacket, black pants, and black tennis shoes.

    Suspect #2:

    Black male, 5'8-5'10”, 150-160 lbs., short black hair wearing blue zip-up jacket, black shirt, dark color pants, and black shoes.


    On December 23, 2017, at approximately 10:30 pm, the two suspects requested to purchase two $500.00 US Dollars Visa gift cards at Walmart Neighborhood Market, located at 6216 Ellior Dr. Tampa, FL. After loading $500.00 on each of the gift cards, one of the suspects related he would like a bottle of water. As the employee became distracted retrieving the bottle of water, the second suspects hit the cash-out button closing out the transaction.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects 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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