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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-109 (17-006)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 15, 2017
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813/247-8060

    Suspect Arrested

    The suspect pepper sprayed a clerk during a business robbery.
    • Tuesday
    • January 3, 2017
    • Time: 8:53 PM
    • Pet Supermarket
    • 18445 41 Highway N
    • Lutz, Florida


    The suspect that pepper sprayed a clerk during a business robbery at Pet Supermarket has been arrested. Christopher Lilly was arrested by Pasco County Sheriff's Office for offenses committed in Pasco County. Post miranda, Lilly admitted to the Pet Supermarket robbery. Currently, Lilly is being held in the Pasco County jail on numerous charges.


    (Pasco County Sheriff's Office Booking Photo)
    Christopher Lilly
    DOB: 8/24/1986
    15808 Dewitt Court
    Lutz, Florida

    Charge: Robbery w/Weapon (Pepper Spray)

    Surveillance Video:

    Details (News Release 17-006):

    On January 3, 2017 at approximately 8:53 p.m., an unknown white male suspect entered the Pet Supermarket located at 18445 41 Highway N. The suspect demanded money and, upon the store employee asking the suspect had a weapon, the suspect pepper sprayed the employee in the face. The employee provided an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect before the suspect exited the store and entered the driver's side of a dark four-door sedan, possibly a newer model Honda.

    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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