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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-168

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 16, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Robbery Suspect

    The suspect brandished a handgun and demaned money.
    • Thursday
    • February 15, 2018
    • Time: 10:00 PM
    • Dollar General Store
    • 459 Brandon Boulevard West
    • Brandon, Florida


    Black male approximately 6'2" to 6'4", heavy build, last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, gray sweat pants, white t-shirt, white sneakers, baseball hat with a red bill with white and navy blue on the cap (unknown logo), white surgeon's mask, and carrying a black and gray drawstring bag.


    On February 15, 2018, at approximately 10 pm, an unidentified suspect entered the Dollar General Store located at 459 Brandon Boulevard West, Brandon, Florida. Once inside, the suspect brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and a Google Pixel cell phone from a store employee. The suspect then fled the store and was last seen on foot heading east.

    Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOSheriff app available on both android and apple products. 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 their 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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