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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-039 (17-037)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 2, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

    The suspect carjacked a woman in Ruskin a day after the bank robbery.
    • Wednesday
    • February 1, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • TD Financial Bank
    • 6176 Highway 41 North
    • Apollo Beach, Florida

    UPDATE: February 2, 2017

    Suspect Carlos Garcia was arrested by Sarasota Police Department at approximately midnight February 1, 2017. After robbing the bank on January 31, 2017, the following day, February 1, 2017 Garcia carjacked a females vehicle. The victim was entering her vehicle while parked at the Dollar General located at 2914 First National Drive in Ruskin. The suspect armed with a knife approached the victim and ordered her out of her car (2017 Kia Sorento SUV). The victim was not injured. At the time of his arrest, Garcia was in the victim's stolen car.
    Garcia was taken into custody and charged with Robbery with a Firearm and VOP as well as the carjacking.

    Suspect/Warrant issued:


    Carlos Manuel Garcia
    DOB: 3-14-67
    Address: at large
    Description: 5'7”, 160 lbs., last seen wearing a Blue Hollister hoodie sweatshirt, sand color camouflage TB Rays baseball cap, dark color pants and blue Asics running sneakers.

    Vehicle:
    Gray 4 door 2011 Hyundai Sonata

    Details (Previous News Release):

    On January 31, 2017 at approximately 12:59 pm, the suspect (Carlos Manuel Garcia) entered into the TD Bank and presented a demand note to the teller implying he had a gun. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled in a gray 2011 Hyundai Sonata, which has been recovered. Investigation has lead to warrants being issued for Garcia as the person responsible for the robbery. The suspect was also positively identified by a witness as the person who committed the robbery.

    Anyone with any information reference the whereabouts of this 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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