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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-227

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 23, 2019
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Help Identify Witness To Business Robbery

    Anyone with any information reference the robbery is asked to call HCSO at 247-8200.
    • Sunday
    • May 19, 2019
    • Time: 10:14 PM
    • The Corner Store
    • 2202 131st Avenue E
    • Tampa


    Suspect #1:  Black male, 5'6", 160 lbs., and right handed.  Last seen wearing black beenie, black and white bandana covering face, blue hoodie with a red stripe on the sleeves and yellow circle design on the left chest of jacket, camo pants and blue latex gloves.

    Suspect #2: 
    Black male, 5'6", 160 lbs.  Last seen wearing black beenie, black and yellow bandana, gray hoodie, blue latex gloves, black pants and black and white athletic style shoes.


    Silver or lighter color 4-door vehicle, similar to a Kia Optima


    Black female, last seen wearing a black and white striped dress with sandals.


    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is working to identify a possible witness in an armed robbery that occurred on May 19. Around 10:15 p.m., a woman was inside the Corner Store, located at 2202 131st Avenue East in Tampa, when two unidentified black male suspects robbed the business. The suspects had an object that they portrayed as a firearm. They pressed the object into the left torso of the clerk, forcing him to open the cash register.

    The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of money and 3-5 packs of Newport cigarettes before fleeing the store in a silver car, similar to a Kia Optima. The woman in the store during the robbery was last seen wearing a black and white striped sundress, a black head scarf and black sandals. Detectives are hoping to talk to her to gain information about the incident. 
    Anyone who recognizes her is asked to contact 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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