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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-098

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 9, 2016
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    • 813/247-8060

    Suspect Steals Cell Phone

    The victim left his phone in the store.
    • Tuesday
    • March 8, 2016
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Publix Supermarket
    • 8701 Hillsborough Avenue
    • Tampa, Florida


    White male, 30's, 6', heavy set, wearing gray t-shirt, gray basketball shorts and bright neon shoes.


    On March 8, 2016 the victim was weighing himself on the scale at the Publix Supermarket located at 8701 Hillsborough Avenue. While weighing himself, the victim left his Samsung Galaxy S6 cell phone valued at $650 on the scale and then left the store. The victim immediately returned to the store and discovered the phone missing. The suspect seen in the surveillance photos entered the Publix and weighed himself. The suspect then took the cell phone off the scale and fled the store on foot.

    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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