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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-134 (18-104)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 12, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Shoplifting Theft Arrest

    Suspect pawned the items.
    • Friday
    • January 12, 2018
    • Time: 6:27 PM
    • Lowe's
    • 12901 North Dale Mabry Highway
    • Tampa, Florida


    Paul Rivers and James Bush were arrested in connection with the shoplifting theft at Lowe's on January 12, 2018. Rivers made two separate pawn transactions for the Hitachi Nail gun and the DeWalt Combo kit.


    Paul Rivers
    DOB: 12/05/1986
    At Large

    Charges: Dealing in Stolen Property (2 Counts), Grand Theft Third Degree, False Information on Pawnbroker Form (Under $300), False Information on Pawnbroker Form (Over $300)

    James Bush
    DOB: 5/24/86
    115 Prince St W

    Charge: Grand Theft Third Degree

    Details (Previous News Release):

    On January 12, 2018, at approximately 6:27 p.m., a white male suspect entered the store and selected a DeWalt Combo kit valued at $259.00 and Hitachi nail gun vauled at $339.00. He then exited the store with the merchandise without paying for it. He fled in a possible maroon and tan 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.

    Anyone with any information reference this 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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