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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-113

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 20, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Armed Kidnappings

    The suspects force the victims to drive to multiple ATMs.
    • Wednesday
    • March 1, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    1543 University Woods Place
    Tampa, FL

    1432 Villena Avenue
    Tampa, FL

    Details: 17-186186

    On March 15, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m., the victim was at the Oak Bend Apartments when he was forced into his vehicle at gunpoint and driven away by two unknown black male suspects. The suspects drove to the Bank of America ATM, located at Fowler Ave. and N. Nebraska Ave., and forced the victim to withdraw money. The suspects took the money and the victim's cell phone and returned him and his vehicle to his residence. The suspects fled on foot.

    1) Black male, 22-29 years of age, 5'11", thin build, dark clothes and ski mask armed with a black handgun.

    2) Black male, 5'08", thin build, dark clothes and ski mask armed with a black handgun.

    Details: 17-189806

    On March 16, 2017 at approximately 11:46 p.m., the victim was sitting in his parked vehicle outside of the Spanish Trace Apartments when he was approached by three suspects. Two of the suspects were armed. The victim was forced into the passenger seat, driven to several locations and ordered to withdraw money and purchase several items before being taken back to his residence, where he and his vehicle were released. The suspects fled on foot.

    1) Black male, 5'07", early 20s, lighter skin, thick eyebrows, slim muscular build, short black buzz cut hair, no tattoos observed, possible mustache, black hooded sweater, dark pants, black shoes, black gloves, possibly .45 caliber black handgun, no accent

    2) Black male, 5'04"-5'06", 15-16 years of age, no tattoos/no facial hair observed, slim, skinny build, darker skin, hair cut in top fade, black hoodie, unknown pants, black gloves, "baby face," possibly .45 caliber black handgun

    3) Black male, 5'08", 15-16 years of age, medium complexion, no facial hair, no tattoos, longer top fade haircut, black hoodie, unknown style/color sagging shorts (kept having to pick up shorts), stood outside with victim at businesses while other two suspects stayed inside the vehicle.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects 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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