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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-167

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 14, 2017
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    • (813) 247-8060

    Detectives Searching For Business Burglary Suspect

    UPDATE: Deputies arrest employee who stole safe.
    • Friday
    • April 14, 2017
    • Time: 2:20 AM
    • Hot Tomatoes
    • 2702 E. College Ave.
    • Ruskin, FL 33570


    Greg Lydick was arrested on 04/14/17 without incident and was charged with Armed Burglary of a Structure, Grand Theft 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief, Grand Theft Firearm and Out of County Warrant.


    Surveillance Video:



    Greg Lydick
    DOB: 02/18/1975
    White male, 5'6", 150 lbs., flame tattoo covering his neck, two tear drop tattoos under his right eye, and tattoos on his knuckles. Last seen wearing a black baseball hat, dark-colored Batman t-shirt, black shorts.

    Approach with caution, subject may be armed.

    Suspect Vehicle:

    Black Roadmaster bike with light attachment


    On April 13, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m., owners of Hot Tomatoes, 2702 E. College Ave., observed the pictured employee, Greg Lydick, via video surveillance in the closed business without permission. The owners responded to the scene and took possession of the business key from Lydick after he removed $100.00 from a safe he did not have permission to access. At approximately 2:20 a.m., Lydick disarmed the security system, entered the business, and stole another safe. He also stole a Phoenix Arms .22 Caliber handgun during the burglary.

    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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