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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-539

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 3, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Suspect Distracted Clerk

    The suspect fled with a gift card.
    • Monday
    • August 28, 2017
    • Time: 2:15 AM
    • Walmart
    • 6192 Gunn Highway
    • Tampa, Florida



    Black male, 5'8” - 5'11”, grayish looking camo jeans, with red tennis shoes.


    On August 28, 2017, at approximately 2:15 am, at the Wal-Mart located at 6192 Gunn highway a black male suspect went to a register to have a Wal-Mart gift card loaded for $500. While attempting to get the card loaded the suspect distracted the clerk to look for cigarettes, which were located behind her. While the clerk was not looking the suspect used the clerk's computer to load the card. The suspect then switched out the cards, placing the loaded card in his pants. The suspect then wanted to cancel his transaction and left the store. The clerk was able to determine something was wrong because her register was open and there was a receipt for the loaded card. The suspect fled the scene, but the card was terminated.

    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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