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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-164

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 13, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • (813) 247-8060

    Suspects Follow Victim From Bank And Rob Him

    Do you recognize this vehicle?
    • Thursday
    • April 13, 2017
    • Time: 10:37 AM
    • Publix
    • 8701 W. Hillsborough Ave.
    • Tampa, FL


    1. Black male, early 20s, 5'9”, thin build, dreads, last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with an orange logo on the back.
    2. Black male driver.

    Suspect Vehicle:

    Unknown year, black, Volkswagen CC


    On April 13, 2017 at 10:37 a.m., a black male suspect approached the victim from behind and began grabbing at his back pocket. The victim and suspect then fell to the concrete, at which time the suspect was able to take an envelope containing cash out of the victim's pocket. Witnesses observed the attack and followed the suspect, who was running west through the parking lot. The suspect was seen entering the pictured vehicle on W. Hillsborough Ave. Prior to going to the Publix, the victim went to his bank and withdrew money and it is believed that the suspects followed the victim to the Publix.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects 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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