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    Release Number: 17-241

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 13, 2017
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    Suspect Steals Cell Phone

    Victim left her phone at the customer service desk.
    • Wednesday
    • May 17, 2017
    • Time: 5:05 PM
    • 8701 Hillsborough Avenue
    • Tampa, Florida


    White female, with long blonde hair, possibly between 30 – 49 years of age, 5'5”, 170 – 200 lbs.,



    Unknown make/model/color (possibly 4 door) hatchback.


    On May 17, 2017 at approximately 5:05 pm, at the Publix, located at 8701 Hillsborough Avenue, the victim placed her iPhone 6, valued at $600 on the counter at the Customer Service desk. After conducting her business, the victim walked away leaving her phone behind. Moments later, the unknown white female suspect approaches the Customer Service desk and places her purse on the counter next to the phone. After several minutes, the suspect places the phone inside her purse, concealing it. The suspect then walks out of the store and enters the front driver's seat of her vehicle.

    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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