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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-545

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

    Business Burglaries

    Three suspects wanted in connection with three burglaries.
    • Wednesday
    • December 21, 2016
    • Time: 4:25 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    1. Black male, tall, thin build, last seen wearing a dark blue jacket with hood, dark blue shirt over his face, light-colored or white gloves, black pants and black sneakers.
    2. Black male, tall, thin build, last seen wearing a black jacket with hood, dark black ski mask, black gloves, black gym shorts, black long socks covering his legs.
    3. Black male, heavy build, last seen wearing a dark gray jacket with hood, dark bandanna over his face, blue jean pants and gloves.

    Suspect Vehicles:

    (Not actual suspect van)
    1. White, Ford E250 work van with a roof rack on top and a left rear side mirror.
    2. Dark-colored, possibly black, sedan (unknown make/model).


    Walgreen's, 5709 Gunn Highway
    Russell's Western Wear, 6027 Dale Mabry Highway
    Patriot Food Store, 8311 Sheldon Road


    On December 21, 2016 between 4:25 a.m. - 5:26 a.m., three unknown black males were captured on surveillance footage unlawfully entering three separate businesses.

    At the Walgreen's store, located at 5709 Gunn Hwy., the suspects used a large yellow crowbar to pry open the front door. They then used a Ford E250 work van to attempt to steal the ATM machine by pulling it with a chain. They were unsuccessful when the chain broke.

    At Russell's Western Wear, located at 6027 Dale Mabry Hwy., the suspects used the same crowbar to gain entry. Once inside, the suspects removed two pairs of boots and a pair of jean pants.

    At Patriot Food Store, located at 8311 Sheldon Rd., the suspects used the same crowbar to pry open the front door. Once inside, the suspects did not remove any items.

    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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