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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-692

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 25, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Elderly Woman Targeted In Home Burglary

    Deputies want to identify two men seen in surveillance video.
    • Monday
    • July 9, 2018
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Tampa, FL

    Video of the Incident:


    1.  White male, approximately 30-45 years old, 5'09"-6'01," 200 lbs, sandy blonde hair, wearing yellow striped polo shirt, beige cargo shorts, white socks, brown boots

    2.White male, approximately 20-35 years old, 6'00," 180 lbs, brown hair, wearing dark-colored polo shirt, tan shorts, tan boots

    Vehicle: Dark-colored (possibly green) Ford Explorer, older model



    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for two unknown white male suspects who tricked an elderly woman into letting them into her home in order to steal from her.

    On July 9, 2018, the suspects offered to pressure wash the 92-year-old victim's Tampa home and asked her about buying a vehicle for sale in her front yard. As the victim went back into her home, the men followed her. As seen on surveillance video, one suspect distracted the woman as the other rummaged through her belongings, stealing coins and jewelry worth approximately $161. The suspects left the home in a dark-colored (possibly green) Ford Explorer.

    The suspects are described as white males, one between the ages of 30-45, the other approximately 20-35 years old. One suspect was last seen wearing a yellow striped polo shirt, beige cargo shorts, white socks and brown boots. The other suspect was wearing a dark-colored polo shirt, tan shorts and tan boots.

    Anyone who recognizes the suspects 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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