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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-596

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 24, 2015
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    Suspect Wanted In Home Invasion Robbery

    UPDATE: Willie Thomas was arrested on November 24, 2015 in Orlando, FL.
    • Thursday
    • November 19, 2015
    • Time: 2:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Willie D. Thomas

    Charges: Armed Home Invasion Robbery, False Imprisonment and Battery on Person over 65

    Suspect Vehicle: Black Hyundai


    HCSO detectives are currently requesting the public's assistance in locating Willie D. Thomas DOB:11/11/1985 who is wanted for Armed Home Invasion Robbery, False Imprisonment and Battery on Person over 65. Thomas was cooperating with detectives and agreed to turn himself in over the weekend, but has yet to do so. Thomas is known to frequent the Plant City and Polk County area and may be driving a black (unknown model) Hyundai.

    Case History:
    On November 19, 2015 at approximately 2 am, Willie Thomas forcibly entered into the 77-year-old victim's Plant City home. Once inside, armed with a BB pistol which resembled a semi auto handgun, Thomas demanded money and threaten to kill the 77-year-old female victim. Thomas tied up the victim's hands using a cord and sheet before he fled with the victim's purse containing cash. The victim was not injured and this was not a random act.
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