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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-701

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 15, 2017
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    • (813) 247-8060

    Man Snatches Purse Out Of Shopping Cart

    Man suspected of stealing items from purses on more than one occassion at the same location.
    • Saturday
    • October 28, 2017
    • Time: 10:33 AM
    • Publix
    • 4854 Sun City Center Blvd.
    • Sun City Center, FL


    White male, 5'8”, 170 lbs., black hair with a bald spot, last seen wearing a blue t-shirt with gray sweatpants and black prescription glasses.

    Suspect Vehicle:

    White, 4-door sedan, possibly a Hyundai Sonata


    On October 28, 2017 at 10:33 a.m., an unknown white male removed a purse from a shopping cart as the woman shopped at the Publix located at 4854 Sun City Center Blvd. The male then removed approximately $100.00 from the purse and fled the store undetected. He was seen leaving the scene in an unknown make and model, white four-door sedan.

    The unknown male is also a suspect in another theft that occurred on November 14, 2017 at the same Publix.

    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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