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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-213

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 16, 2016
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    • 813/247-8060

    Suspect Steals Victim's Wallet From Her Purse While She Shops

    The suspect used the victim's credit cards to make fraudulent purchases.
    • Thursday
    • May 5, 2016
    • Time: 5:02 PM
    • Marshall's
    • 3661 West Waters Avenue
    • Tampa, Florida


    White, possibly Hispanic male, mid 30's, 5'10” - 6'2”, with a black beard, wearing a pink long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, black shoes and a hat with an orange logo.


    On May 5, 2016, between 5:02 and 6:06 pm an unknown suspect removed the victim's wallet from her purse while she was shopping within the Marshall's store located at 3661 West Waters Avenue. The unknown suspect subsequently used multiple credit cards belonging to the victim to make fraudulent purchases in and around Hillsborough County. Surveillance photos obtained from Target and Best Buy stores shows the suspect using the credit cards while attempting to conceal his identity by changing clothing from one store to the next,

    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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