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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-324

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 12, 2016
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • (813) 247-8060

    Theft Utilizing “Offer-Up” Mobile App

    Suspect steals two $800 iPads from victims.
    • Saturday
    • July 9, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Eastern Hillsborough County


    Black male, 5'8”, 130-150 lbs., dark complexion, short dreadlocks, goatee and an athletic build.


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating two separate incidents where the victim utilizing the phone application “Offer-Up” initiated a meeting for sale/purchase of items. In both of the cases, the suspect met with the victims, once he had the item in his hand, he fled on foot. In both of the cases an Apple iPad Pro 128GB was taken. Value of each iPad is estimated at $800. In each of the cases, the victim made arranges to meet with the buyer at a local business parking lot.

    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.

    As in the past, this is a reminder that the Sheriff's Office offers the public the ability to use the four patrol district office parking lots for residents looking for safe spaces to conduct transactions arranged online.

    The four patrol district locations:

    Patrol District 1
    14102 N. 20 Street
    Tampa, FL

    Patrol District 2
    2310 N. Falkenburg Road
    Tampa, FL

    Patrol District 3
    7202 Gunn Highway
    Tampa, FL

    Patrol District 4
    508 33rd Street S.E.
    Ruskin, FL
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