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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-397

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 21, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Suspect Holds 86-year-old Victim At Gunpoint

    Suspects followed her home from the grocery store.
    • Monday
    • August 21, 2017
    • Time: 12:25 PM
    • Brandon, Florida



    Black male armed with a semi automatic handgun. Wearing a red hat, red bandana, black shirt, black pants and black shoes.

    Suspect Vehicle:


    2014 – 2017 Dark Gray Toyota Corolla


    86-year-old female


    On August 21, 2017 at approximately 12:25 pm, the 86 year old female victim, purchased groceries at the Walmart, located at 11110 Causeway Blvd. in Brandon. She loaded up the groceries in her vehicle and drove back to her residence in Brandon. The victim was unaware that she had been watched in the Walmart parking lot by at least two unknown suspects in a 2014 – 2017 dark gray, Toyota Corolla. The suspects followed her home and parked in a driveway nearby. Once the victim started unloading her groceries in the driveway, a black male exited the front passenger side of the Corolla, pointed a silver semi-automatic handgun at the victim and forcefully removed her purse. The suspect re-entered the Corolla and fled the area. The victim's purse was located in a trash can at the Git-N-Go, located at 7802 Rideout Road, Tampa.

    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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