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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-230

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 23, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Robbery Suspect Poses As A Painter

    The suspect fled the scene in a silver Lexus.
    • Monday
    • May 23, 2016
    • Time: 8:20 AM
    • Publix
    • 939 Brandon Boulevard West
    • Brandon, Florida

    Surveillance Video:


    Black male with medium complexion, approximately 5'10”, 200 lbs., wearing a painters outfit that covered his head, arms, and legs, he wore gloves and shoe booties and a blue mask,, The suspect was armed with a handgun. Carrying a medium size maroon bag which contained the handgun.


    • Silver Lexus, mid 2000's (possibly 2005)


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery that occurred at the Publix located at 939 West Brandon Blvd in Brandon. On May 23, 2016 at approximately 8:20 am, the suspect entered the store, which is under construction. The suspect was wearing a painter's outfit and a blue mask. He approached the customer service counter and asked to speak to the manager. Once the manager responded to the service counter the suspect demanded money from the safe. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the business.

    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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