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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-709

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 5, 2018
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813/247-8060

    Man Steals Purse When Victim Turns Her Back On Her Cart

    Detectives searching for a man who stole two purses yesterday at a Valrico Publix & Walmart.
    • Thursday
    • October 4, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM

    Suspect:

      
    Black male, 17-22 years of age, 5’10”, 155 lbs., last seen wearing a white/red t-shirt, black shorts and black shoes.

     
     

    Incident Locations:

    Publix

    3461 Lithia Pinecrest Road

    Valrico, FL

     

    Walmart

    2140 Bloomingdale Ave.

    Valrico, FL

     

    Details:

    Detectives searching for a man who stole two purses yesterday at a Valrico Publix & Walmart.

     

    The black male entered the Publix just after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon and removed the victim’s purse from her shopping cart as she stood nearby browsing the frozen foods section. Minutes later, he arrived at a nearby Walmart in a silver, Hyundai Tiburon where he stole another victim’s purse.

     

    The suspect is described as a black male, 17-22 years of age, 5’10”, 155 lbs. and was last seen wearing a white/red t-shirt, black shorts and black shoes.

     

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