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    Release Number: 17-500

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 22, 2017
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    Suspects Rammed Stolen Van Into Business

    The van become wedged inside the building on top of the ATM.
    • Friday
    • September 22, 2017
    • Time: 2:17 AM
    • Sunoco Gas Station
    • 8402 Gunn Highway
    • Odessa, Florida



    #1 – unknown race male, 5'8”-5'10”, 170 – 180 lbs., wearing a black ski mask covering their face, gloves, long sleeve tan flannel shirt, black pants, white and black high top sneakers.


    #2 – black male, 6'0 – 6'2”, 180-190 lbs., wearing a black cloth ski mask covering his face, gloves, wearing a long sleeve gray shirt, black gym shorts, gray Nike sneakers and dark color socks.

    Surveillance Video:


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a business burglary that occurred at the Sunoco Gas Station located at 8402 Gunn Highway in Odessa.

    At approximately 2:17 am, the suspects utilized a stolen Ford van (stolen from Land of Learning Academy located at 8809 Robson Street in Tampa at approximately 1:55 am) to back into the front of the business, breaking the glass windows on the front of the store. It appears the suspects were utilizing the stolen vehicle to gain access into the ATM located near the front door. After smashing into the building multiple times with the van and knocking over the bolted ATM, the stolen van became wedged inside the building on top of the ATM. The ATM remained within the Sunoco and no items were stolen. The suspects then fled the scene.

    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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