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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-191

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 1, 2019
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    • 813/247-8060

    Deputies Want To Identify Suspects Seen In Surveillance Photos

    The suspects stole more than $8,000.00 worth of cigarettes.
    • Friday
    • April 26, 2019
    • Time: 4:50 AM
    • Thorntons
    • 4103 Gunn Highway
    • Tampa, Florida

    Surveillance Photos:



    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a group of suspects who stole more than $8,000 worth of cigarettes from a store in Tampa last Friday.

    Around 4:50 a.m. on April 26, three male suspects entered the Thorntons located at 4103 Gunn Highway in Tampa. One of the suspects distracted the clerk while the other two suspects entered a back storage area. The two men grabbed nearly 90 cartons of cigarettes, valued at $8,242, and fled through the emergency exit. A fourth man waited outside in a silver four door sedan.

    Detectives believe the same suspects attempted, unsuccessfully, to commit the same type of theft at another Thorntons store located at 425 E Brandon Boulevard. All three suspects are described as black males approximately 20-30 years old.

    Anyone who recognizes the suspects 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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