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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-413

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 7, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Grand Theft And Hit & Run Suspect Sought

    An employee was thrown off of the vehicle as the suspect fled.
    • Tuesday
    • September 6, 2016
    • Time: 7:11 PM
    • Mirage Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
    • 321 Brandon Town Center Mall
    • Brandon, Florida


    Black male, approximately 6'1”, 25 – 30 years of age, trimmed beard. Wearing a dark blue hat, black t-shirt, dark long pants and black shoes.


    • Silver, newer model Chevrolet Camaro, 2-door


    Surveillance Video:


    On September 6, 2016 at approximately 7:11 pm, an unidentified black male suspect stole two pieces of jewelry, a gold necklace and bracelet (valued at approximately $23,485) from the Mirage Diamonds & Fine Jewelry store. After grabbing the jewelry, the suspect ran outside while an employee of the jewelry store gave chase. The suspect then entered a silver, newer model Chevrolet Camaro at which time the employee confronted the suspect and latched onto the vehicle's hood. The vehicle fled northbound towards Brandon Boulevard with the employee on the hood. The employee was thrown off of the vehicle at the intersection of Brandon Boulevard West and Brandon Town Center Drive. The vehicle was last seen getting onto Interstate 75 northbound.

    The employee suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to Tampa General Hospital.

    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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