HCSO Detectives Investigate Business Robbery
March 02, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On February 27, 2018 at approximately 9:15 p.m., two unknown males entered the Marathon gas station located at 2704 College Avenue East in Ruskin.  One suspect pointed a black handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the register.  The suspect placed the cash into a gray fanny pack.  The suspects fled on foot northbound from the store.  Both suspects are described as unknown race males, wearing a black mask and black hooded sweatshirt.  One suspect was wearing light blue jeans and red/white sneakers and the second suspect was wearing dark blue jeans and black sneakers.
 
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 Attempt to Identify Fraud Suspects Targeting Elderly Victims
March 01, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On February 27, 2018 at 12:15 p.m., two unknown males engaged in conversation with an elderly female victim who was waiting for a bus at 803 Waters Avenue West in Tampa.  This caused her to miss the bus so they offered to take her home.  During the ride, the subjects convinced the victim to withdraw an undisclosed amount of cash from her account at the Bank of America located at 3439 Hillsborough Avenue West, in an effort to help them collect their "lottery money".  The suspects took the victim to the Dollar Tree at 6303 Waters Avenue West where they asked her to make a purchase for them.  When the victim came back outside, the suspects fled the area in a Nissan Rogue, maroon in color, taking the victim's cash.
 
This incident is similar to one that occurred on February 16, 2018 at approximately 4:00 p.m. at the Publix located at 2724 Hillsborough Avenue West in Tampa.  Two unknown males approached an elderly female victim while she was loading groceries into her vehicle.  The victim agreed to help the men who stated they needed money to get a car fixed but had lottery money coming.  The victim accompanied them to Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union located at 7250 Sheldon Road where she withdrew money from her account.  The subjects drove the victim to Big Lots at 7565 Hillsborough Avenue West and advised her to go inside and buy herself a drink.  Once the victim exited the store she realized the suspects had left the area in a blue 4-door sedan with her money.
 
The suspects are described as a Hispanic male, 50-60 yoa, wearing a white shirt, black pants, black shoes and a black hat.  The second suspect is a Hispanic male, approximately 35 yoa, wearing a black shirt, khaki pants, black shoes and a black hat.  In both cases the second suspect was described as speaking with a "Puerto Rican accent".  Photos are of suspects in February 27th case.
 
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 Release Composite Sketch of Robbery Suspect
February 27, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On February 24, 2018 at 3:40 p.m., a female adult victim was walking westbound on the Northdale Lake Park trail in Lutz approaching the end of the trail into her neighborhood.  As the victim started to exit the trail, an unknown male attacked her from behind and threw her to the ground.  The suspect was able to remove the victim's shorts and then flee eastbound on the trail while holding the victim's shorts over his head.  
 
The suspect is described as a white male, 25-30 yoa, 5'10", 200-230 lbs., stocky build, brown hair, last seen wearing a "Columbia" style short sleeve button up shirt, khaki shorts, black Nike athletic shoes, two-toned baseball cap and mirrored aviator style sunglasses.
 
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 our P3 tips mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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Tampa PD Detectives Release Composite Sketch of Battery Suspect
February 22, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On February 20, 2018 at 7:30 a.m., an unknown male was standing outside the men's restroom on the first floor of the Marriott located at 1001 Westshore Boulevard North in Tampa.  The victim entered the women's restroom and while she was at the sink she noticed in the mirror the same male was now standing behind her.   He was staring at the victim and stated he was in the wrong bathroom.  The suspect threatened the victim with a knife and a struggle ensued.  The victim was able to key up an employee radio and scream.  The suspect released the victim and fled.  
 
The suspect is described as a Hispanic or black male, light complexion, approximately 6'02"-6'03", unknown weight, solid pot belly, no facial hair, short black curly hair and no accent.  The suspect was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweat jacket zipped up, blue jeans that were faded in the thigh area and had brown dirt stains and neon yellow gloves with black palms and fingers.  
 
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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Pasco Detectives Investigate Attempt Robbery at Circle K
February 22, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On February 21, 2018 at approximately 1:35 p.m., two persons entered the Circle K/Shell gas station located at 27707 Wesley Chapel Boulevard.  One subject, wearing a black jacket and tan long shorts, walked behind the counter and pushed passed the clerk while ignoring the clerk tell them they could not be in that area.  A struggle ensued between the clerk and the subject when the second subject, wearing a red hoodie covering most of the face, leaned over the counter and gave directions to the first subject.  A weapon was not seen during the altercation.  Both subjects fled in separate vehicles, a red 4-door vehicle and a grey SUV.  The suspects did not take anything during the incident.
 
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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PCPD Detectives Search for Suspect Using Machete to Commit a Robbery
February 22, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On February 20, 2018 at 2:52 a.m., an unknown white male entered the Circle K gas station at 1514 Alexander Street South in Plant City while armed with a machete and demanded money from the store clerks.  The suspect is described as 5'06", thin build, wearing a black hooded sweater that zips up the front, black pants and shoes, a black headband with a green marijuana leaf on the front and a black bandanna covering his face.  After receiving the cash the suspect fled the store on foot.
 
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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Tampa PD Detectives Work to Identify Suspects Using Stolen Credit Cards
February 20, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On January 18, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:52 a.m., an unknown suspect damaged the driver's door lock of a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu that was parked at the LA Fitness located at 6411 County Line Road East in Tampa.  The suspect entered the vehicle and took a wallet containing credit cards.  Two stolen cards were used to make purchases at the Walgreens at 20741 Bruce B Downs Boulevard and Target at 1201 County Road 581.  An unknown black male and black female were caught on surveillance video making the fraudulent credit card purchases.  The suspects left the area in a unknown make/model sedan that was captured on store surveillance video while leaving the parking lot.
 
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.


Pasco Detectives Seek the Public's Assistance to Help Identify Violent Home Invasion Suspect
February 20, 2018

STATUS: IN CUSTODY
On February 19, 2018 at approximately 8:17 a.m., a 71 yoa victim entered a residence on Heather Street in New Port Richey to check on the home.  The victim was met by an unknown male who was armed with a handgun with a red or orange tip.  The suspect sexually battered the victim then fled at approximately 10:00 a.m. walking northbound on Heather Street.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic or black male, 25-35 yoa, approximately 6', thin goatee, scar on his right forearm, two tattoos on his chest, one that reads "DORTHA".   The suspect told the victim his name is Kevin.
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 Look for Robbery Suspect Wearing Surgeon's Mask
February 16, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On February 15, 2018 at approximately 9:54 p.m. a black male entered the Dollar General located at 459 Brandon Boulevard West and demanded money from the store clerk while displaying a black firearm.  The suspect took the employee's Google Pixel cell phone and the cash from the register then fled eastbound.  The suspect is described as a black male, 6'02" to 6'04", heavy build, wearing a gray sweatshirt and sweatpants, white t-shirt, baseball hat with a red bill and white/blue on the cap, a white surgeon's mask and carrying a black and gray drawstring bag. 
 
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 Investigate Pattern of Business Burglaries
February 16, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On January 4, 2018 at 2:31 a.m., two unknown subjects used a brick paver to smash the front door to The Cut Barbershop located at 902 Busch Boulevard West in Tampa.  After gaining entry, the suspects removed an ATM and fled in a Volkswagen Passat.  Law enforcement has recovered the stolen ATM.
 
On February 14, 2018 at 2:24 a.m., two unknown subjects used a long metal pry tool to force open the front door to The Sprint store located at 5004 Fowler Avenue East in Tampa.  Once they entered the store, the suspects immediately went to the pay station at the rear of the store but they were unable to take anything from it.  The suspects took a bluetooth speaker from the display and fled in a Volkswagen Passat. 
 
Detectives believe the same two suspects are responsible for both burglaries.  The suspects are covering their bodies with dark clothing to deter identification.  The suspect vehicle used in both burglaries is described as a white, 2014-2015 model Volkswagen Passat, which was caught 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 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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