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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-414

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 7, 2016
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    Armed Business Robbery

    Masked armed robbery suspect holds clerk at gunpoint.
    • Monday
    • September 5, 2016
    • Time: 11:30 PM
    • Hampton Inn
    • 5628 Waters Avenue West
    • Tampa, Florida


    • Black male, 20 – 30 years of age, last seen wearing a red mask, long sleeve black shirt, black pants, black gloves and black shoes.


    On September 5, 2016 at approximately 11:30 pm, an unknown black male suspect entered the lobby of the Hampton Inn located 5628 West Waters Avenue. The suspect, who concealed his identity with a red mask and was armed with a silver handgun, demanded money from the register and the clerk's wallet. The suspect then exited the front of the hotel and fled on foot north across Waters Avenue West.

    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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