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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-141

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 1, 2019
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Suspect Used Two Plastic Bins To Steal Cigarettes

    The total value of the items taken was $2,092.88.
    • Wednesday
    • March 27, 2019
    • Time: 2:15 AM
    • Walmart
    • 4928 State Road 674
    • Wimauma


    Black Male, approximately 20-30 years old, last seen wearing a white t-shirt, gray hoodie and black gym shorts

    Vehicle: Unknown make and model silver sedan


    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who stole two plastic bins from Walmart, then used the stolen bins to steal hundreds of cartons of cigarettes behind the backs of employees.

    Around 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, an unknown suspected entered a Walmart on State Road 674 in Wimauma, picked up two large Rubbermaid plastic bins from inside the store, then proceeded to the front of the business, where he filled the bins with cartons of cigarettes from behind a counter while employees were not looking.

    The suspect walked out of the Garden Center exit with the items without paying. He was picked up by a driver in an unknown make and model silver sedan and fled the store. The total value of the items taken was $2,092.88.

    The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 20-30, last seen wearing a white t-shirt, gray hoodie and black gym shorts.

    Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. In order 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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