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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-716

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

    HCSO Searching For Robert Hubbard

    He threatened pub patrons with a gun.
    • Monday
    • October 8, 2018
    • Time: 1:41 PM
    • Green Parrot Pub
    • 11759 Dale Mabry Highway
    • Tampa


    Robert Irving Hubbard
    DOB 7/3/78
    Vehicle: 2014 Kia, grey, 2-door


    Initial Call Location: Green Parrot Pub - 11759 Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

    Area where Hubbard crashed: Gonzalez Funeral Home - 7209 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614


    HCSO is actively searching for Robert Irving Hubbard, a violent felony offender, after he threatened people at a bar with a gun and ran away from deputies early this morning. Prior to today, Hubbard was wanted on multiple charges out of Hillsborough County including Violation of Probation Dealing in Stolen Property, Violation of Probation Obtaining Money from Secondhand Dealer w/ Altered ID, Violation of Probation Robbery, Violation of Probation Fraudulent Use of Credit Card, Violation of Probation Grand Theft, Violation of Probation False Information on Pawnbroker, Violation of Probation Grand Theft, Violation of Probation Dealing in Stolen Property, Violation of Probation False Info on Pawnbroker.

    He is facing 2 charges from his actions this morning including Aggravated Assault and Fleeing and Eluding.

    At 12:20 a.m., Hubbard was involved in an altercation at Green Parrot Pub in which he displayed a gun and fled the scene. He returned to the bar a second time at 1:13am and again fled. When Deputies arrived just minutes later, they searched the area and quickly spotted Hubbard in a vehicle matching the Complainant's description near Weston Circle and Colby Road. Initially, Deputies began to follow Hubbard but they quickly backed away as Hubbard traveled southbound in the northbound lanes of Dale Mabry Highway at a high rate of speed. At 1:35 a.m., Hubbard crashed in the parking lot of Gonzalez Funeral Home and fled on foot without causing injury or damage to anyone else.

    No other information is available at this time.

    Anyone with information about Robert Irving Hubbard or his whereabouts 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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