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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-199

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 26, 2018
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813/247-8060

    Detectives Attempt To Identify Suspect Who Attacks Northdale Trail Jogger

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to contact HSCO at 247-8200.
    • Saturday
    • February 24, 2018
    • Time: 3:45 PM
    • Northdale - Lake Park Trail
    • Lutz, Florida



    White male, 25-30 years, 5'10”, 200-230 lbs., stocky build had brown hair. Last seen wearing dark gray "Columbia style" style short sleeve button shirt, Khaki shorts, black Nike athletic shoes, two tone baseball cap, mirrored aviator style sunglasses

    Composite Sketch of Suspect:

    Suspect on the trail, just prior to the attack.


    On February, 24, 2018 at approximately 3:45 pm, the female adult victim was walking west bound on the Northdale-Lake Park trail approaching the exit of the trail into her neighborhood. As she started to exit the trail, the suspect attacked her from behind and threw her to the ground. The suspect was able to remove the victim's shorts and then fled east bound on the trail, holding the victim's shorts over his head. The victim sustained several abrasions and bruising as a result of the attack. Detective are looking at a similar incident from Jan 30th where a suspect grabbed a female by the arm and fled on foot is connected to this incident.  

    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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