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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-064

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 18, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Detectives Request The Public's Assistance To Identify A Robbery Suspect

    Suspect may be linked to a Circle K robbery in Apollo Beach.
    • Wednesday
    • February 17, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Ruskin Food Mart
    • 401 Shellpoint road
    • Ruskin


    • White male, 20s to 30's , blonde facial stubble with a "soul patch"
    • Last Seen Wearing; a black hoody with a gray t-shirt underneath, black gym shorts with a cobalt blue side stripe, gray sneakers

    Suspect Vehicle:

    • Possible 2000/2001 gold Saturn SL2 - Damage on the front passenger bumper causing the bumper to be semi-detached


    Hillsborough County, FL (Ruskin) - On 02/17/16, just before 9 am, an unidentified suspect walked into the Ruskin Food Mart at 401 Shellpoint Road and told the cashier he was there to rob her and to give him all of the money. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money from the cashier and fled the scene on foot.

    During the investigation, detectives reviewed store surveillance photos and identified an older model gold Saturn SL2 sedan and a individual with a green jacket seen entering and leaving the store a short time before the robbery occurred. Detectives want to identify this individual and question him to reference this incident.

    Detectives believe this robbery suspect may be linked to the robbery that occurred on 02/15/2015. See HCSO press release # 16-061.

    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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