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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-149

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 8, 2016
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    Prolific Residential Burglar Arrested

    Additional charges are pending related to additional residential burglaries.
    • Friday
    • April 8, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Austin Robert Dibkey
    DOB: 06/05/1987
    At Large


    • Armed Burglary of a Residence
    • Burglary of a Residence
    • Grand Theft x2
    • Defrauding a Second Hand Dealer x2


    On March 24, 2016, an armed burglary of a residence occurred on Camellia Green Drive in Sun City and on April 4, 2016, a second
    residential burglary occurred on Grand Cypress Lane in Sun City. During the investigations, Detective Phil Merkle quickly located stolen property from both burglaries at several pawn shops and identified suspect Austin Robert Dibkey pawned the stolen property.

    On April 6th, HCSO District 1 Patrol Street Crimes Unit located Dibkey at a hotel on N. Dale Mabry in Tampa. Dibkey was arrested without incident and booked into the Hillsborough County Orient Road Jail.

    This investigation remains very active and additional charges are pending related to additional residential burglaries.

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