HCSO Detectives Seek Information from the Public to Help Identify Suspect(s) Involved with Thefts in Neighborhoods Under Construction
June 29, 2018

Detectives are asking the public for any information on persons who may be involved with thefts at homes that are under construction in South Hillsborough County. The suspects are entering homes and appear to be targeting mostly new appliances once they are placed in the home. During the month of May, sixty-two (62) new appliances were taken, along with lumber, copper and other miscellaneous items.

Detectives in this area have seen a significant increase in construction thefts. In April there were twenty-one (21) reported incidents, which then spiked to forty-eight (48) in May. So far this year within the District IV boundaries alone, a total of one-hundred thirty-two (132) construction related thefts were reported to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The documented loss to victims is over $119,000.

If you have any information on persons who may be involved in this type of criminal activity, know where the stolen property is being taken or sold, or any information that might be helpful to law enforcement, you can assist by calling Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in these cases. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.



Pasco Detectives Ask for Assistance from the Public in Wesley Chapel Homicide
June 28, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 27, 2018 at approximately 12:55 p.m., two black males entered a construction site and approached the victim while he was at 28512 Marsciano Lane in Wesley Chapel.  The victim, who was identified as Heans Cuzan-Alvarez, was shot in the upper body.  Cuzan-Alvarez died as a result of the injuries.  The suspects are described as light skinned black males, between 5'03" - 5'08", very thin build, possibly with short dread locks and both suspects had their face covered.  The suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a 2017 or 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid, black in color.
 
Surveillance video of the vehicle the suspects fled in.
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Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in the Homicide of Heans Cuzan-Alvarez.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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PCPD Detectives Investigate Pattern of Cell Phone Store Burglaries
June 28, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 21, 2018 at 12:30 a.m., 3 suspects smashed the front window of Metro PCS located at 1707 James L. Redman Parkway.  Once inside they took approximately $5,000 worth of cell phones and headsets.
 
On June 25, 2018 at 2:54 a.m., 3 suspects smashed the front window of the Sprint located at 2136 James L. Redman Parkway.  The suspects enter the store and office area then took approximately $1,200 in cellphone accessories.  The suspects fled on bicycles.
 
On June 25, 2018 at 3:30 a.m., 3 suspects smash the front window of the Metro PCS located at 1713 Baker Street West.  They entered the store and took headphones valued at approximately $400.
 
Detectives believe that the same suspects are responsible for the burglaries.  In each case, the suspects entered and left the store in approximately one minute.  Surveillance video shows the sspects are carrying backpacks to hold the stolen merchandise.  One suspect can be seen carrying a blue backpack.  The suspects were captured on store surveillance video in the burglary of the Metro PCS on June 21, 2018.  They are wearing dark clothing and gloves.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in these cases.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Work to ID Suspects Shopping with Stolen Credit Card
June 27, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 11, 2018 at 9:39 a.m., an unknown white male and white female took the victim's purse from the passenger seat of her vehicle while she was getting gas at the Wawa located at 16620 Highway 301 South in Wimauma.  The suspects then used the victim's credit card at Murphy Gas, Walmart (Wimauma) and Auto Zone to make purchases totaling $1,921.74.  The suspects were seen in a maroon Nissan Xterra.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in these cases.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Search for Robbery Suspects
June 27, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 8, 2018 at 2:55 a.m., an unknown Hispanic male struck the victim with a closed fist causing him to fall and strike his head on the concrete sidewalk at Dagwood's Pub located at 8458 Sheldon Road.  The victim sustained a skull fracture.  A female attempted to photograph the suspect and his acquaintance (suspect) as they walked away when they both attacked the female causing her to fall to the ground.  The suspect and his acquaintance took the female victim's cell phone from her hand and fled in a dark colored SUV, possibly a green Ford Expedition.
 
Suspect 1 is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30-40 yoa, approximately 6', over 200 lbs., bald, dark beard and a tribal tattoo on left arm.
Suspect 2 is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 25-35 yoa, 5'9"-5'11", 175 lbs., dark hair, dark goatee, unknown tattoo on left mid arm.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Search for Suspects Using Distraction Technique to Steal Wallet
June 26, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 15, 2018 at approximately 1:00 p.m., a white female distracted the victim inside Home Goods at 1945 Lumsden Road in Brandon while a white male took her wallet out of her purse.  The suspects then went to Best Buy, Apple Store, Dick's Sporting Goods and Target to use the stolen credit card to purchase more than $5,473.00 in merchandise.  The female is described as being 5'03"-5'07", 120 lbs. and the male is 5'10"-6', 200 lbs.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in these cases.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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Pasco Detectives Work to Identify Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fled on Bicycle
June 22, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 21, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m., an unknown subject walked in to the SunTrust Bank located at 34511 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills, approached a teller and produced a note demanding money.  The suspect was described as a Hispanic or light skinned male in his 20's, small build, approximately 5', 110-120 lbs., with a goatee or beard.  He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black long sleeve shirt, black knit cap, a white towel around his neck and carrying a dark backpack.  The suspect took the cash and fled on a bicycle.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Search for Burglary Suspect
June 13, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On May 31, 2018 just after 3:00 a.m., an unknown black male damaged an exterior wall and entered the money room to Big Wash Coin Laundry at 908 Waters Avenue East in Tampa.  While inside, the suspect was interrupted by the victim then fled.  The suspect was caught fleeing on surveillance video.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Work to Identify Suspects Using Stolen Credit Card to Purchase BMX Bicycle
June 11, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On May 29, 2018, unknown suspect(s) broke into a vehicle that was parked at the Oaks at Stone Fountain Apartment Complex and took a purse containing a credit card.  On May 30, 2018 at approximately 4:00 p.m., unknown suspects used the stolen credit card to purchase a bicycle at University Bicycle Center located at 1220 Fletcher Avenue East in Tampa.  The bicycle is a SE Big Flyer 29" BMX style, valued at $550.  The suspects were seen in a 2007-2009 Infiniti FX35 SUV.  The suspect who used the credit card is a black male, 20-25 yoa, wearing a white tank top, black shorts, black sandals and has an earring in his left ear.  The black male, 13-16 yoa, wearing a blue v-neck t-shirt, black shorts, and FILA sandals had the credit card in his pocket.  The other suspect is a black male, 10-13 yoa and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt that said "Miami Elite".
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in these cases.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Investigate Suspect Making Purchase with Stolen Credit Card
June 11, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 8, 2018 an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a vehicle that was parked at 3117 Gandy Boulevard West and took a purse containing several credit cards.  Shortly after, an unknown suspect used one of the stolen credit cards at the Publix liquor store at 3615 Gandy Boulevard West to purchase items.  The Publix is only a few blocks away from where the burglary occurred.  Other stolen credit cards were used by unknown persons at the Walmart at 4302 Gandy Boulevard West and Target at 3625 Gandy Boulevard West.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in these cases.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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