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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-683

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 14, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Three Suspects Wanted For Cigarette Theft

    The men stole 50 cartons of cigarettes valued at $7,000.00.
    • Tuesday
    • September 11, 2018
    • Time: 4:56 AM
    • Circle K
    • 2810 College Avenue
    • Ruskin



    1.Black male, approximately 20-25 years old, 5'10"-6'0," wearing white t-shirt, gray hooded sweatshirt and black beanie hat

    2.Black male, approximately 20-25 years old, 5'10"-6'0," facial hair, wearing black hooded sweatshirt and gray pants

    3.Black male, approximately 18-25 years old, 5'8"-5'10," wearing black sweatshirt and green beanie hat


    Surveillance Video:



    Three men stole thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes on Tuesday morning from a convenience store in Ruskin. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating the suspects.

    Just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, three black males entered the Circle K convenience store, located at 2810 College Avenue East in Ruskin. The men climbed over the store counter and filled trash bags with about 50 cartons of cigarettes, valued at approximately $7,000.

    All three suspects fled in a gray sedan, possibly a Nissan Altima.

    The suspects are described as black males, all between the ages of 18 to 25 years old, 5'8" to 6'0." One suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a white t-shirt and black beanie hat. Another suspect was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants and a green beanie hat. The third suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray pants and had facial hair.


    Anyone who recognizes the suspects 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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