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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-066

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

    Armed Business Robbery

    This is the third armed robbery at the Speedway since January.
    • Tuesday
    • February 21, 2017
    • Time: 3:23 AM
    • Speedway
    • 13179 301 Highway South
    • Riverview, Florida


    Unknown race male, 5'5”, thin build and wearing a green Nike sweatshirt, blue pants, black/white shoes, gloves and an orange bear mask. Armed with a shotgun or similar type gun.


    On February 21, 2017 at approximately 3:23 am., an unknown suspect entered the Speedway gas station located at 13179 Highway 301 South in Riverview while armed with a shotgun or similar type gun. The suspect approached the clerk and demanded money from the register. The suspect fled out the door with the cash in a southern direction. The suspect possibly headed toward The Grove at South Shore apartment complex, however he was not located.
    This is the third armed robbery at the Speedway since January. Detectives believe that this same suspect might be responsible for the robbery that occurred on January 9, 2017 at 2:51 am. and on January 18, 2017 at 2:46 am.

    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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