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Release Number: 09-188

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

June 6, 2009

(813) 247-8060




Deputies Capture Three Suspects, End Armed Robbery Spree


HCSO deputies combined teamwork, communication and sharp eyes to capture three teenagers involved in an armed robbery spree late Sunday evening in northwestern Hillsborough County.


Here are synopses of the three robberies:



Time: 10 p.m.

Location: Parking lot outside Kobe Japanese Steak House, 14401 N. Dale Mabry Highway

Victim: male, age 16

Synopsis: The victim and his friends had finished dinner at the restaurant and he was sitting in his vehicle, talking with the friends who were in a car parked beside him. Two suspects approached the teenager, and one suspect pointed a pistol at him through the passenger window and demanded his property. The robbers took the victim's wallet, cellular telephone and IPod.

Witnesses provided deputies with a partial tag of the suspects' vehicle: a black sport utility vehicle.



Time: 10:23 p.m.

Location: Parking lot outside Applebee's Restaurant, 15090 N. Dale Mabry Highway

Victim: female, age 20

Synopsis: The victim was in her car waiting for a friend to arrive to go eat dinner. One suspect approaches her vehicle and asks for directions. The suspect produced a pistol and stuck it in her stomach and demanded her purse.

The victim was shocked and frightened and said "No.'' The suspect did not get any property and left in a black SUV.



Time: 10:40 p.m.

Location: Parking lot outside Chili's Restaurant, 8402 Citrus Park Drive

Victim: female, age 20

Synopsis: The victim was in her vehicle and parked in the "to go'' area of the

restaurant awaiting change from her order when the suspects pulled up in a

Black SUV and parked beside her. The suspects asked for directions to the

Mall. The driver got out and aimed a pistol at the victim's head, demanding

money. The victim gave the suspect her purse. The suspects drove off in the



During this crime spree, deputies developed information based on witnesses

accounts of the suspects and their getaway vehicle, and voice and electronic

alerts were broadcast about a black 2005 Saturn Vue. At 10:44 p.m., Deputy

Damien Lavallee was in the area of Gunn Highway and Henderson Road and

received the alert. He decided to check the parking lot of Wal-Mart at that

intersection. Deputy Lavallee spotted the suspects' vehicle in the parking lot

and saw three males outside the store. He watched as the males walked to the

Saturn Vue. Deputy Lavallee positioned his patrol cruiser behind the Saturn to

prevent their escape, as other deputies arrived for backup. The three subjects

were taken into custody without incident. Inside the vehicle, deputies found

some of the property taken in the robberies, and some marijuana. The Saturn

Vue was impounded.


All three subjects are charged with the armed robbery at the Chili's, and

possession of marijuana. The investigation continues as to the other cases.




Errol Ronald Haines

DOB 8/3/91

8412 Oak Tree Court #201

Taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center


Alexander Michael Jentsch

DOB 10/10/90

13805 Magdalene Lake Cove

Taken to Orient Road Jail


Jason Michael Park

DOB 5/6/91

10502 Hamner Avenue

Taken to Orient Road Jail