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    Release Number: 16-385

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 16, 2016
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    Safa Jewelry Business Burglary

    Suspect smashed the front door with a tire iron.
    • Monday
    • August 15, 2016
    • Time: 12:01 PM
    • Safa Jewelry
    • 8492 West Hillsborough Avenue
    • Tampa, Florida


    White male, 5'7”-5'10”, 140-160 lbs., dark thick beard/mustache. Last seen wearing a white fishing style hat with rear neck cover and a light-colored shirt.


    On August 15, 2015 at 12:01 p.m., the pictured suspect arrived to Safa Jewelry, 8492 West Hillsborough Avenue, in a unknown vehicle. The suspect smashed the front glass door with a tire iron then entered the business, cutting himself in the process. The suspect jumped the counter and opened several drawers, then he ripped two cash registers from the counter before leaving the scene.

    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 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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