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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-533

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 2, 2017
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    • 813-247-8060

    Suspect Steals Thirty-Six Hats

    The same suspect is believed to have committed similar offenses at other Lids stores.
    • Thursday
    • August 24, 2017
    • Time: 7:04 PM
    • Lids
    • 8134 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
    • Tampa, Florida


    Black male, 25- 35 years of age, medium build, thin mustache/chinstrap goatee, last seen wearing a black ball cap, black t-shirt, black pants, white/black sneakers.



    On August 24, 2017, the unknown suspect entered the store and selected 36 baseball hats (valued at $1,018). The suspect then concealed the hats inside of various shopping bags before fleeing the store without paying for any of the merchandise. The same suspect is believed to have committed similar offenses at other Lids stores including Brandon Mall, Westshore Mall and Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel.

    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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