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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-093

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 8, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Do You Recognize This Suspect?

    Suspect steals two Apple Mac-book Pro laptops valued at $2,800 each.
    • Monday
    • February 20, 2017
    • Time: 2:58 PM
    • Best Buy
    • 12675 Citrus Plaza Drive
    • Tampa, Florida


    White male, 21 – 25 years of age, 5'10” - 6', 165 lbs., black t-shirt, brown shorts and red sneakers


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shoplifting incident that occurred on February 20, 2017 at 2:58 pm at the Best Buy in Citrus Park Mall. The unknown suspect entered the store with 2 Apple Macbook Pro laptops. A front door loss prevention associate placed ID stickers on both of the listed items. The suspect then asked to see two top line Apple Mac-book Pro laptops ($2,800) each, which a sales person retrieved and then placed both computers on the customer service counter. At this time, the suspect removed a security sticker from one of the laptops he entered the store with and placed it on one of the two Mac-books on the customer service counter without being noticed. The suspect exited the store and then returned to the service counter. At this time, the suspect indicated to the customer service associate, the bottom of the two Mac-book Pro's were his as indicated by the security ID sticker on it. The associate gave the suspect the laptop and he exited the store without being stopped or questioned.

    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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