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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-226

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 2, 2017
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    Robbery By Sudden Snatching

    Suspect snatches victim's wallet.
    • Wednesday
    • May 31, 2017
    • Time: 9:05 PM
    • Target
    • 6295 W. Waters Ave.
    • Tampa, FL


    Black male, 5'11”-6'1”, 20s, last seen wearing a red baseball cap, tan shorts, a black t-shirt and white sneakers.


    On May 31, 2017 at 9:05 p.m., video surveillance shows a black male panhandling near the entrance of the Target located at 6295 W. Waters Ave. As the victim and her daughter attempted to enter the store, the suspect walked up behind her and snatched the victim's wallet from her hands. The victim's daughter gave chase, but lost the suspect as he ran on foot near the intersection of Twelve Oaks Blvd. and Merrimac Dr. At approximately 10:43 p.m., the suspect unsuccessfully attempted to use the victim's debit card at the RaceTrac located at 7621 W. Linebaugh Ave.

    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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