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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-183

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 28, 2016
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Two Suspects Steal Seventy iPhones

    The suspects cut drywall to gain entry into the T-Mobile store.
    • Tuesday
    • April 26, 2016
    • Time: 3:30 AM
    • T-Mobile
    • 6919 Gunn Highway
    • Tampa, Florida


    Two unknown suspects wearing black hooded sweat shirts, dark colored jeans, one wearing white sneakers the other wearing black sneakers. Both suspects were wearing gloves.


    On April 26, 2016, two unknown suspects went to an abandoned business located at 6921 Gunn Hwy and forced entry into the rear door by prying off the hinges. Once inside, the suspects entered a rear restroom and cut the drywall to gain entry into the adjoining T-Mobile store. Upon entering the store, the suspects pried open the ADT alarm box and cut numerous wires disabling the alarm. The suspects initially exited the store and then returned approximately thirty minutes later. The suspects then pried open the store safe and stole an undetermined amount of cash. They also cut a wire mesh closet and stole approximately seventy iPhones before fleeing the scene.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects 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 send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
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