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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-633

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 8, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Suspects Hop Store Counter, Steal 87 Cigarette Cartons

    The suspects fled on foot.
    • Tuesday
    • August 7, 2018
    • Time: 11:00 PM
    • 7-Eleven
    • 8305 Hillsborough Avenue West
    • Tampa

    Surveillance Video:


    1. Black male, approximately 18-21 years old, thin build, no shirt, blue shorts under blue jeans
    2. Black male, approximately 18-21 years old, thin build, green/camo hat, red polo shirt, dark colored shorts
    3. Black male, approximately 18-21 years old, thin build, blue hat, white/gray t-shirt, dark colored shorts


    Nearly 90 cartons of cigarettes were stolen from a convenience store overnight. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects who grabbed the products and ran.

    Around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, three black male suspects entered the 7-11 convenience store located at 8305 Hillsborough Avenue West in Tampa. They jumped the counter, removing 87 cartons of various cigarettes from the shelves. The suspects fled on foot, running north on Webb Road.

    The suspects are described as black males, all with a thin build and approximately 18-21 years old. As seen in surveillance video, one suspect was shirtless, wearing blue shorts under blue jeans. Another suspect had on a green camouflage-colored hat, a red polo shirt and dark colored shorts. The third suspect was wearing a blue hat, a white or gray t-shirt and dark colored shorts.

    Anyone who recognizes these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. To be eligible for a cash reward, 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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