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Release Number: 09-344

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

December 28, 2009

Larry McKinnon:

(813) 247-8060




Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office


HCSO is seeking the public's help in identifying an armed bank robbery suspect.


December 05, 2009


GTE Federal Credit Union, 20761 Center Oak Drive in Tampa.

















White Male, 5'10"-6'0", 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hat, black ski mask, black jacket, black dress pants, and black dress shoes. He also wore white gloves and carried a black umbrella and a unique style black leather bag.





On December 5, 2009 at 8:29 a.m. and armed gunman robbed the GTE Federal Credit Union carrying a Glock semi-auto hand gun a very unique leather brief case.


The suspect was dressed in all black including a black hat and black ski mask entered the bank armed with a Glock semi-auto handgun. He took an undisclosed amount of money from the bank vault and teller drawers, placed the money in a black leather bag and fled westbound on foot.


****Detectives are asking for the public's help by taking a close look at the unique style leather bag used in the robbery which could help identify the suspect****.


Anyone with information that may help to identify the suspect in the picture or may have additional information about the robbery is asked to contact Detective Phil Raschiatore at 247-8668 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 873-TIPS.