Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-760

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 1, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    HCSO Is Looking For A Car Burglar

    He is seen on surveillance video pulling door handle on a vehicle.
    • Tuesday
    • October 30, 2018
    • Time: 4:00 AM
    • 6000 block of Shell Ridge Drive
    • Lithia, Florida


    White or Hispanic male, 18-25 years old, 5' 9" - 6', possibly with vertical tattoo on right arm, possibly another tattoo on upper left arm

    Surveillance Video:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister asks that the public look at newly-released video and call the HCSO if you know anything about the burglar captured pulling a vehicle door handle.


    On 10/30/18 at 4 a.m., the suspect pulled the door handle on a vehicle parked at a residence on Shell Ridge Drive in Lithia. He was not able to get in the car and is then seen leaving.

    "What you see in this video is a great example of why we can't remind the residents of Hillsborough County enough to lock their car doors. We can't make it easy for the bad guys. This homeowner locked up their car and because of it, the burglar moved on," Sheriff Chad Chronister said.

    Anyone who recognizes this suspect 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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