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4/17/2015 - HCSO Detectives are Investigating Interstate Shooting
On April 17, 2015 at approximately 12:15 am, unknown suspect(s) inside a white Nissan pulled along side of the victims vehicle and shot at the occupants while they were traveling eastbound on Interstate 4 in the area of Interstate 75 in Seffner.  The adult male driver and adult female front seat passenger were both shot while the adult male back seat passenger was uninjured. The suspect(s) vehicle fled the scene.
 
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) in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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, text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new TipSubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.)

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4/14/2015 - HCSO Detectives are Investigating Riverview Suncoast Credit Union Robbery
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On April 10, 2015 at approximately 9:13 am, an unknown suspect robbed the Suncoast Credit Union located at 13141 Highway 301 S. in Riverview.  The suspect, armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, demanded money from a teller.  He is described as a black male, 30-35 years of age, 6`00"-6`02", 200 lbs, medium build, dark complexion and wearing a black zip-up jacket, dark pants, light blue ball cap, a dark mask on his face and carrying a black backpack with reddish color trim.  (See surveillance photos)  The suspect fled on foot empty handed and ran toward the south side of the building.
 
  
 
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 in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new TipSubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.)

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4/6/2015 - HCSO Detectives Attempt to Identify Seffner CVS Robbery Suspect
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On April 5, 2015 at approximately 6:08 am, an unknown suspect robbed the CVS Pharmacy located at 704 Dr. King Blvd. W. in Seffner.  The suspect told the clerk he had a gun and ordered the register to be opened.  When the suspect demanded the money be given to him, he made statements about being on drugs and needing drugs.  The suspect fled the store on foot westbound with the cash. 
 
The suspect is described as:  white male, 5`11"-6`0", light complexion, crooked or large nose, last seen wearing a black hoodie, dark gray shorts with black long socks or tight fitting pants underneath, white shoes and a black bandana around his neck.
 
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 in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new TipSubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.)
 

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3/30/2015 - HCSO Detectives Need the Public`s Help Identifying Armed Suspects
On March 27, 2015 at approximately 3:50 am at 5014 Sunridge Palms Dr., Tampa, within the Sunridge Condominiums, the victim was hosting a small gathering with his fraternity brothers and a few USF students.  There was a knock at the door and the victim assumed it was another fraternity brother coming to the party, therefore he opened the door by himself.  The victim observed suspect #1 standing to the right of the door almost directly in front of his neighbors door.  He did not recognize him as being a fraternity brother.  Standing behind suspect #1 was suspect #2 who was armed with a rifle.  No words were exchanged, suspect #2 pointed the rifle at the victim and started to walk towards the door.  At that time the victim yelled, "He`s got a gun" and began to shut the door.  About the same time a single shot was fired from the rifle.  The victim and two others were able to hold the door shut from being opened.  The barrel of the firearm was wedged in between the door and frame.  The suspects never made entry into the residence.  Although a projectile traveled into the residence, no one was injured.
 
The suspects are described as:
     Suspect #1 - black or Hispanic male, early 20`s, 5`9", 160-170 lbs, big eyes, thin trimmed goatee and mustache, wearing a gray hoodie, long shorts and tan boots.
     Suspect #2 - black or Hispanic male, early 20`s, 5`9", 160-170 lbs, wearing a dark blue or black hoodie, jeans, a bandana covering most of his face from his nose down and armed with a black assault rifle.
 
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 in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new TipSubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.)

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3/30/2015 - TPD Detectives Need Assistance Identifying Convenient Store Robbery Suspects
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On March 28, 2015 at 7:09 am, two unknown suspects entered the Marathon gas station located at 2107 Fowler Av. E in Tampa armed with firearms.  The 2nd suspect knocked down a store customer, while suspect #1 approached the clerk demanding the safe to be opened.  The suspects forced the clerk to hand over cash, then fled in a blue over silver GMC Jimmy southbound on 22nd St., last seen passing Bougainvillea Av. E.  Detectives believe the vehicle matches that of a stolen vehicle from Hillsborough County that bears FL tag DWSE22.  (See photos of suspect vehicle)

 

Suspect #1 was wearing a white button down shirt with a logo (possibly tribal or animal design) on the front right shoulder area, a white t-shirt wrapped around his head and face, black pants, black shoes and blue latex gloves.  He was armed with a long barrel revolver styled like a Ruger Blackhawk 44 caliber.
Suspect #2 was wearing a black jacket, faded blue jeans, casual black shoes with white soles and blue latex gloves.  He was also wearing a tan fishing style hat similar to a "boony" style but floppier with a string under the suspects chin.  He was armed with a  semi-automatic firearm.
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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 in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new TipSubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.)

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3/30/2015 - HCSO Detectives Search for Female Suspect
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On March 16, 2015 between 1:30 and 3:30 pm, an unknown suspect entered the victim`s unlocked vehicle while it was at Lettuce Lake Park located at 6920 Fletcher Av. E. in Tampa.  The suspect removed the victim`s wallet containing credit cards and cash.  At approximately 3:45 pm, one of the victim`s credit cards was used in two transactions to purchase cigarettes at the Handy Mart Citgo located at 13710 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa.

The suspect is described as a white female, 20-30 years of age, 140-150 lbs., brown hair and wearing a blue shirt, blue Capri pants and black shoes. (See below surveillance photos of suspect.)

 

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 in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new TipSubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.)

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3/30/2015 - HCSO Detectives Need Information on Weekend HomicideSOLVED

                         *****************UPDATE****************

An arrest warrant has been issued for Gary Delando Williams, black male, 1/7/1975 for the criminal charge of 1st Degree Murder w/ a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous and may be in possession of a firearm.

On March 28, 2015 at approximately 10:47 pm, the victim, Robert W. Smith, 1/20/1972, was found deceased laying near his apartment at 1514 138th Av. Apt #B, in Tampa.  The victim suffered from a single gunshot wound.  At this time the suspect has only been described as a black male.

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) in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new TipSubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.)

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3/30/2015 - HCSO Detectives are Asking for Assistance with Identifying Business Burglary Suspects
Detectives are asking for the public`s help with identifying two unknown race male suspects who are believed to have committed several business burglaries.  The suspects have either smashed the door or removed a lock in order to gain entry.

On January 11, 2015
 at approximately 4:23 am, two suspects arrived at the Chevron located at 7142 Fowler Ave., Tampa in a mid-2000`s, silver Dodge Caravan.  Once inside, the suspects removed lotto tickets, contents from the cash register and safe.  Both suspects wore blue sweatshirts, black pants, black shoes, black gloves and black shirts covering their faces.

On March 17, 2015 at approximately 4:28 am, two suspects arrived at the Sunoco located at 3002 US 301 Hwy N., Tampa in a mid-2000`s, silver Dodge Caravan.  Once inside, the suspects removed cash from the registers.

On March 24, 2015 at approximately at 4:54 am, two suspects arrived at the Citgo located at 11829 Armenia Ave., Tampa in a 2002 black, Ford Focus.  The Focus had been reported stolen in Brandon.  Once inside, the suspects targeted the cash registers and were able to obtain cash before fleeing on foot after being interrupted by HCSO K-9 deputies.
 
HCSO YouTube channel showing surveillance video of suspects
 
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 in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new TipSubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.)

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3/27/2015 - TPD Officers Search for Armed Robbery Suspects

On March 26, 2015 at approximately 9:49 pm, three unknown suspects robbed the Nebraska Food Mart located at 7508 Nebraska Av. N. in Tampa.  Armed suspect #1 jumped the counter and forced the victim to open the cash register while armed suspect #2 ran behind the counter and pistol whipped the victim.  Suspect #3 entered the store, opened the cash register and began taking money from the registers and safe.  The suspects fled the store and ran southbound on foot.  Victim #2 was walking toward the store when he encountered the suspects at which time one of the suspects shot him causing serious injury.  One of the suspects also shot suspect #3 who was found injured a short distance away by law enforcement.  Suspect #3, Wilson Lopez, 10/29/1982, has been arrested.

Suspect #1 is described as a black male, 5`9", 200 lbs., dark complexion, full beard, medium build and wearing an orange hoodie.
Suspect #2 is described as a black male, 19-22 years of age, 5`8", 170 lbs., light complexion, 3-4 inch dreads and wearing a black jean jacket.

Surveillance video can be found on the Tampa Police Department`s YouTube channel via the following link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu4aIZLF4_8&feature=youtu.be

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 in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new TipSubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.)

 

 

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3/25/2015 - HCSO Detectives Search for Cell Phone Thieves
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On March 22, 2015 at approximately 3:13 pm, two unknown suspects requested to view a variety of cell phones at the Metro PCS store located at 2256 Bearss Av. E. in Tampa.  While the clerk was retrieving another phone to be viewed, suspect #2 picked up 3 cell phones (Samsung Galaxy S5, S4 and an iPhone 5) valued at over $1,500 and both subjects exited the store without paying for the items.
 
Suspect #1 is described as:  black male, 30-40 years of age, 6`0", 180-200 pounds, last seen wearing a brown/white tank top, shorts and a brown/white hat.  (See below surveillance photo)
Suspect #2 is described as:  black male, 30-40 years of age, 6`0", 220-230 pounds, last seen wearing a white t-shirt, jean shorts and black/white shoes.  (See below surveillance photo)
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 in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new Tipsubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.  (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Message & Data Rates May Apply.)

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3/25/2015 - TPD Officers are Looking for Suspect who Robbed Victim of ATM Deposit

On March 23, 2015 at 8:30 pm, an unknown suspect robbed a female who was on her way to make a night deposit at a bank ATM located at 1933 Hillsborough Av. E. in Tampa.  The suspect ran up behind the victim, pushed her to the ground and stole the security bag containing cash.  The suspect fled across Hillsborough Av. and is described as a male, thin and last seen wearing a black hoodie, black pants and white shoes with white laces.

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 in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new Tipsubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.  (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Message & Data Rates May Apply.)

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3/24/2015 - TPD Detectives Need Witnesses to Come Forward in Birthday Party Homicide
On March 21, 2015 at approximately 11:30 am, the victim, Richard Newton, black male, 9/20/2000, was at an outdoor birthday party at 8105 9th Ave. in Tampa.  A fight broke out, escalating to gunfire and as a result, Richard was shot and killed. 
 
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) in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new Tipsubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.  (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Message & Data Rates May Apply.)

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3/24/2015 - Tampa Police Search for Suspect in Fatal Hit and Run

The victim, Herbert M. James, black male, 5/25/1989, died as a result of a fatal hit and run accident at 40th St. and Deleuil Av. in Tampa on March 22, 2015 just after 3am.  The victim turned southbound onto 40th St. at Deleuil Av. when his car was struck by the suspect vehicle, a rented 2015 Chevrolet Camaro.  The driver, described as a black male, fled the scene 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 in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new Tipsubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.  (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Message & Data Rates May Apply.)

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3/23/2015 - HCSO Detectives Looking to Identify Suspect Wearing Duke Sweatshirt
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On March 11, 2015 at 2:31 am, an unknown suspect entered the victim`s vehicle located at 11618 Brookmore Wy, Riverview, and removed a purse containing the victim`s debit card.  At 3 am and 4 am, an unknown suspect used the debit card at the Circle K at 11606 Balm Riverview Rd.
 
The suspect is described as black male, 17-20 years of age, slender build, wearing dark colored pants and a blue Duke sweatshirt.  The suspect fled the store on a dark colored cruiser style 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 in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new Tipsubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.  (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Message & Data Rates May Apply.)
 
 

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3/23/2015 - HCSO Detectives Search for Suspects Stealing from Neighborhood Vehicles
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On March 13, 2015 at approximately 4:29 am, a series of vehicle burglaries were committed by unknown suspects throughout the Temple Park neighborhood.  The suspects were caught on surveillance video trying a vehicle door handle while another suspect stole a bicycle from the front porch of a residence at the 8500 block of Temple Park Dr. in Tampa.

The suspects are described as:  (see below photos)

     #1 - black or Hispanic male juvenile with short, dark hair and wearing a light colored t-shirt, blue jean/khaki shorts, black socks and sneakers.   

     #2 - unknown race, light skinned male wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt, black pants with a light colored backpack.

     #3 - unknown race male wearing a dark colored t-shirt, shorts and dark shoes.

  

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) in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding this case 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 , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new Tipsubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.  (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Message & Data Rates May Apply.)

 

 

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