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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-218

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 17, 2016
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    Armed Suspect Burglarizes Skipper's Smokehouse

    Suspect had a head-band flashlight tied to his head.
    • Sunday
    • May 15, 2016
    • Time: 3:00 AM
    • Skipper's Smokehouse
    • 910 Skipper Road
    • Tampa, Florida


    Unknown white male, tall, short dark hair, wearing a hat and bandanna covering his face, gloves and a holstered black pistol on his belt on the right side. White long pants and a light color long sleeve shirt. He was carrying a large backpack on his back, and had a head-band flashlight tied to his head.

    Surveillance Video:


    On May 15, 2016, at approximately 3:00 am, an unknown white male suspect entered the Skipper's Smokehouse restaurant and pried open an ATM machine, taking an unknown amount of currency. The suspect fled in an unknown direction by unknown means.

    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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