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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-262

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 22, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • (813) 247-8060

    Suspect Targeted Same Business Twice

    UPDATE: The suspect has been arrested.
    • Wednesday
    • June 21, 2017
    • Time: 2:00 AM
    • Quality Car Dealer
    • 10712 Main St.
    • Thonotosassa, FL


    The suspect was identified as Donald Sylvester Franklin, Jr. and was arrested on June 22, 2017.

    Donald Sylvester Franklin, Jr.
    DOB: 11/06/95
    Thonotosassa, FL

    Charges: Petit Theft, Resisting Officer Without Violence, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle, Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure

    Surveillance Video:


    Black male, 25-30 years of age, short hair, last seen wearing a t-shirt and shorts.


    On June 21, 2017 at approximately 2:07 a.m., an unknown suspect forced his way into Quality Car Dealer, located at 10712 Main St. in Thonotosassa, through a window. Once the suspect set off the business' alarm, he fled in an unknown direction.

    This same suspect is believed to have stolen a blue, 2006 Pontiac G6 from the business on 6/9/17.

    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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