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    Release Number: 17-468

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 12, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

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    Deputies are investigating burglaries.
    • Saturday
    • September 9, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Value Choice Pharmacy
    13130 Dale Mabry Highway North

    Suspect used a brick to shatter front door to make entry. The suspect then utilizes garbage bags to collect non-narcotic prescription medications and leaves. Approximately one hour later the suspect returns to the pharmacy and collects another plastic garbage bag with medications and flees the store.

    On September 11, 2017 some of the medications were found in the area of 8800 block of Memorial Highway. It is estimated that $30,000 worth of medications were stolen, unknown value of what has been recovered. Estimated damage to Pharmacy is $1,000.


    Circle K Store
    6422 Benjamin Road

    Suspects entered the store by breaking out the front door with a hammer. Once inside they stole cigarettes, cigars and a couple cases of Corona beer. Suspects fled through the broken door.


    Circle K Store
    10111 West Hillsborough Avenue

    Suspect stole cigarettes


    Apartment Burglary
    8102 Sheldon Road

    Sometime between September 9, 2017 and September 11, 2017, unknown suspect(s) made forced entry into the victim's apartment by throwing a rock through the patio sliding glass door. Once inside the apartment, the suspect(s) removed approximately $2,900 in items before exiting the front door.


    Residential Burglary
    6217 Clark Avenue North

    Sometime between September 10, 2017 and September 11, 2017 unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through a bedroom window. Once inside, the suspects removed over $2,000 worth of items.


    Residential Burglary
    2414 West Lake Drive, Wimauma

    Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through the front door and removed the victim's television.


    Business Burglary
    Mobile Convenience Store
    10920 Highway 41 South, Gibsonton

    Unknown suspects smashed the glass on the backdoor and removed various items valued at approximately $1,000


    Residential Burglary
    5765 Newmauma Park Drive, Wimauma

    Unknown suspects forced entry through the front door and removed the victim's television.


    Residential Burglary
    5767 Newmauma Park Drive, Wimauma

    Unknown suspects forced entry through a rear sliding glass door and removed clothing.


    Residential Burglary
    15533 Long Cypress Drive, Ruskin

    Unknown suspects forced entry though a bedroom window and removed various items including jewelry.


    Business Burglary
    Teresa's Food Mart
    11733 North 15 Street, Tampa

    Unknown suspects used a stolen vehicle to crash into the building and steal items.


    Business Burglary
    Tampa Bay Power Sports
    13521 Florida Avenue North, Tampa

    Unknown suspects crashed a vehicle into the building and stole seven dirt bikes.

    Business Burglary
    Dunkin Donuts
    1909 East Bearss Avenue, Tampa

    Unknown suspect possibly entered through the drive thru window and took cash.


    Business Burglary
    Family Dollar Store
    2275 East Bears Avenue, Tampa

    Unknown suspect entered by smashing front door. Suspects stole 50 cartons of cigarettes and did approximately $3,000 damage to the business (metal roll up door, cigarette case, office door, exterior door).


    Business Burglary
    J & J Tires
    19033 North Highway 41, Tampa

    Unknown suspects entered the business and removed a laptop, tools, tire and other miscellaneous items valued at over $5,000.


    Business Burglary
    Best Buy Liquors
    195 Bloomingdale Avenue E, Brandon

    Unknown suspects entered the business by shattering the glass door with a brick. Once inside the suspects took mini liquor bottles, lottery tickets and cigarettes, total value is estimated between $3,000 and $5,000.

    Update: September 12, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Business Burglary
    Shalimar Jewelers
    7851 – 56 Street

    Unknown suspects attempted unsuccessfully to ram a vehicle through the front door.

    Business Burglary
    Circle K
    7202 Knights Griffin Road.

    Unknown suspects smashed the front door and took approximately 180 boxes of cigarettes valued at approximately $11,000 dollars.

    Business Burglary
    Citgo Gas Station
    5117 92 Highway East

    Unknown suspects smashed a window and removed the cash register containing approximately $200.00

    Business Burglary
    Dollar General
    8702 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

    Unknown suspects smashed the window and removed $81.00 in cigarettes.

    Business Burglary
    Arrowhead Archery
    10818 Highway 92 East

    Unknown suspects forced entry into the front door and removed several high end compound bows and accessories valued at over $11,000.

    Business Burglary
    Martha's Diner
    12019 Highway 92 East

    Unknown suspects smashed a window made entry and stole $240.00 in cash.


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