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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-260

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 8, 2016
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    • 813/247-8060

    Business Robbery

    The suspect held two employees at gun point.
    • Tuesday
    • June 7, 2016
    • Time: 1:19 PM
    • Advanced Auto Parts
    • 1029 Bloomingdale Avenue
    • Valrico, Florida


    Black or dark-skinned Hispanic male, 25-35 years of age, 5'10”, 190 lbs. Last seen wearing a two-toned baseball cap, metal-framed glasses, a light covering over his face, a white t-shirt with dark blue sleeves and dark-colored pants.

    Suspect Vehicle:

    Older model, light blue/gray Honda, possibly a 2-door Civic.

    Suspect Weapon:

    Nickel-plated, semiautomatic handgun, possibly a .380 or 9mm.


    On June 7, 2016 at approximately 1:19 p.m., an unknown male suspect, armed with a semi-automatic handgun, entered the Advanced Auto Parts located at 1029 Bloomingdale Ave. He immediately walked behind the parts counter and confronted the store manager. The suspect then forced the manager and a co-worker to open the safe and two cash registers and place an undisclosed amount of cash into a plastic bag. The suspect then ran out of the store and got into a vehicle that was waiting outside with a driver. Witness observed an older model, light blue/gray Honda, possibly a 2-door Civic, flee 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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