Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-314 (15-311)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 18, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Robbery Suspect Identified And Arrested

    Joshua Anthony Rivera was booked into the Orient Road Jail.
    • Wednesday
    • June 17, 2015
    • Time: 4:54 PM
    • 6510 301 Highway North


    Joshua Anthony Rivera has been charged with one count of Robbery with a Firearm related to the robbery on June 16 at the Circle K in Wimauma. Rivera has also been charged with Violation of Probation for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm that originated in Orange County Florida. Additional robbery charges pending. Rivera was booked into the Orient Road Jail with no bond.


    Joshua Anthony Rivera
    DOB: 7/26/1987
    6101 Beggs Road
    Orlando, Florida


    • Robbery
    • Possession of Marijuana
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    • Interstate Compact Agreement VOP

    Details (Previous News Release 15-311):

    On June 16, 2015 at approximately 2:30 am, a lone suspect armed with a sawed off shotgun entered the Circle K store at 5133 Hwy 674 in Wimauma, FL. The suspect approached the store clerk and demanded cash and cigarettes. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash and Newport cigarettes and then fled in a vehicle, possibly a 2004-2006 blue Ford Expedition. Store surveillance video was captured showing the suspect entering the store without his mask approximate one hour prior to the robbery. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

    On June 11, 2015 the suspect was featured last week in HCSO-TV News-Now committed an armed robbery where he points his sawed off-shot gun at the store clerk and a young child. HCSO Press Release 15-294 and YouTube link https://youtu.be/lHx63JWcWaU

    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 text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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