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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-603

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 16, 2018
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813/247-8060

    Rash Of Smashed Car Windows In Riverview Neighborhood

    The number of reported damaged vehicles continues to rise.
    • Monday
    • July 16, 2018
    • Time: 6:15 AM
    • Riverview

    Suspects:

    Two light skinned male teenagers or young adults; possibly driving a silver, four door sedan

     

    Locations:


    1. 11000 block of Misty Isle Lane, Riverview, FL
    2. 13000 block of Evening Sunset Lane, Riverview, FL

     

    Surveillance Video:

     


     

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Deputies are searching for the suspects who damaged more than 30 vehicles early this morning in Riverview.

    At approximately 6:15 a.m. Monday, multiple residents in the South Cove Subdivision of Riverview reported finding the windows of their vehicles smashed in. Upon arrival, deputies discovered, or were advised by residents, that at least 15 vehicles in total had broken windows and other substantial damage worthy of felony criminal mischief charges.

    One of the damaged vehicles was an HCSO unit assigned to the Court Process Section. The vehicles appear to have been damaged with blunt objects, similar to a baseball bat, and solid objects, similar to masonry bricks.

    Detectives, crime scene investigators, aviation and canine units responded to assist with the investigation. Two light skinned male teenagers or young adults were seen leaving one of the homes in a light colored, possibly silver, four door sedan.

    The vehicle was seen on a home surveillance camera driving away. Detectives are trying to confirm if the same individuals were involved in the criminal offenses. The number of reported damaged vehicles continues to rise. As of 2 p.m.
    Monday
    , the total is up to 33 vehicles.

    Anyone with any information in reference to this incident should call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using the 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). You can 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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