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5/20/2015 - TPD Searches for Suspect in Multiple Vehicle Burglaries
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During the evening hours of April 21, 2015 through the early morning hours of April 22, 2015, an unknown suspect broke into 3 vehicles in the area of Idlewild St., Hollywood St. E. and 17th St. in Tampa.  The suspect entered the unlocked vehicles and removed miscellaneous items such as an iPhone 6, pedometers and a wallet containing identification and credit cards. The stolen credit cards were later used at a Walmart and 2 Winn Dixie stores.  The store surveillance photos show the black male suspect and his vehicle which is believed to be a light colored Nissan or Toyota.

                 

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 these cases.  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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5/20/2015 - HCSO Detectives Need to Identify Suspect who Shot 3 Men in Attempt Robbery
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On May 19, 2015 at approximately 5:50am, an unknown black male suspect approached four adult Hispanic males who were sitting in the courtyard of the En Alquiler apartment complex located at 11766 15th St. N., Tampa.  The suspect approached the victims while displaying a small black/gray handgun and demanded their money.  The suspect struck one of the victim`s in the face causing him to sustain a laceration.  He then intentionally fired shots at the men striking three of the victims causing them to sustain non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect fled the area on foot.

Surveillance Video

The suspect is described as a black male, 18-25yoa, approximately 5`05", 115lbs and last seen wearing a black/gray shirt (possibly a button down) and light colored khaki pants.  (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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5/20/2015 - TPD is Investigating an Afternoon Carjacking
On May 19, 2015 at approximately 2:24pm, the victim drove a 2008 dark gray Chevrolet Malibu bearing FL temporary tag BJQ8040 to the Sunoco gas station located at 1401 Waters Avenue W. in Tampa.  The victim left the keys in the vehicle while going inside to pay for the gas.  Two unknown suspects begin to enter the vehicle when the victim comes running out of the store and confronts the suspect on the passenger side at which time he runs off.  The victim throws a garbage can at the vehicle when the other suspect drives forward striking the victim forcing him onto the hood.  The suspect continues to drive off with the victim on the hood for approximately 200 feet when he stops and the victim is able to get off the vehicle.  The suspect made a U-turn, picked up the other suspect and they fled eastbound on W. Waters Ave.    
 
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 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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5/11/2015 - Pasco County Detectives Need Information on Drive By Shootings
Pasco County Detectives are investigating several recent drive by shootings that have occurred over the last week in the Embassy Hills Regency Park subdivision in Port Richey.  The unknown male suspects are firing multiple rounds at residences, vehicles and other subjects.  Witnesses have provided a vehicle description of a light colored mid-sized SUV in two incidences and a red Ford Explorer in another.
 
Locations of shootings:
     8900 block of Miguel Place  
     7400 block of  Vienna Lane
     6900 block of Sandlewood Drive
     9700 block of Morehead Lane
 
Detectives are also investigating a shooting at the Subway located at 4218 US Hwy 19 in New Port Richey.  During this incident, a 19 year old male sustained a gunshot injury to his 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 suspect(s) involved in these cases.  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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5/11/2015 - HCSO Detectives are Investigating a Monday Morning Bank Robbery
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On May 11, 2015 at approximately 9:19 am, an unknown black male suspect entered the Bank of America located at 8320 Hanley Road in Tampa and waited in line for an open teller.  Upon approaching the teller, the suspect handed over a note implying he had a gun and demanded money.  The suspect fled with the cash in an eastbound direction across the parking lot on foot.  He crossed Hanley Road into the Publix Shopping Center parking lot where he entered an unknown type vehicle which fled eastbound on Waters Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5`09" to 6`0", 130-160 pounds, wearing a green and gold USF Bulls baseball cap, a blue plaid short sleeved shirt and purple or blue thick framed 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 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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5/8/2015 - HCSO Detectives are Working an Attempted Abduction in Plant City
On  May 7, 2015 at approximately 5:25 am near Franklin Road and Gallagher Road in Plant City, an 18 year old female from Strawberry Crest High School was walking east toward the bus stop.  A black 4-door mid-size vehicle stopped and the driver told her to get in the car.  The female refused at which time a rear passenger yelled for her to get in the car.  The victim screamed and ran away at which time the suspects fled the area in an eastbound direction then proceeded southbound on Gallagher Road.
 
The vehicle is described as being an unknown make/model, possibly an American made, black 4-door car with square yellow parking lights.
 
The suspects are described as:
     #1 - white male, early 30`s, short straight hair covering his ears, skinny, wearing a gray t-shirt and described as having a dirty appearance
     #2 - white male, short straight scruffy hair covering his ears, skinny, prominent cheek bones with a light, connected mustache and goatee and wearing a black shirt with white trim around the 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 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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5/7/2015 - PCPD is Investigating a Side of the Road Shooting
On May 6, 2015 at approximately 10:00 pm, a shooting occurred near Clemons Road and Coronet Road in Plant City.  A white male and white female had pulled their vehicle off to the side of the roadway and were sitting it in when a white or beige 4-door Hyundai with tinted windows, chrome wheels and a tinted tag cover over the rear license plate stopped in front of their vehicle.  Two Hispanic males exited the vehicle, pointed guns at the victims ordering them not to move.  The male victim began to drive away at which time both suspects opened fire on the vehicle.  The male victim sustained a gun shot injury.
 
The suspects are described as:
        #1 - Hispanic male, early 20`s, last seen wearing khaki pants, blue jersey w/ white numbers
        #2 - Hispanic male, early 20`s, last seen wearing khaki shorts, white t-shirt

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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4/25/2015 - HCSO Deputies Investigate Plant City Drive By Shooting

On April 23, 2015 at approximately 3:29 am, multiple gun shots where fired at a residence located at 807 Joe McIntosh Road in Plant City.  A family of four live at the residence.  The 12 year old female victim was asleep in the front bedroom and suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds to both calves.  

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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4/23/2015 - TPD Searching for Liquor Store Robbery SuspectSOLVED
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On April 19, 2015 at approximately 2:52pm an unknown suspect entered the ABC Liquor store located at 3727 Hillsborough Avenue E. in Tampa armed with a handgun and ordered the two store clerks and one customer to the ground.  The suspect demanded money from one of the clerks after pulling them behind the front counter.  As the cash register was opened, another victim fired at the suspect at which time the suspect shot back and struck a customer who was inside the store.  The suspect fled on foot out of the business in an eastbound direction.

The suspect has been described as a black male, 20-30 years of age, 6`2", 200lbs, wearing a gray t-shirt with a long sleeve black shirt underneath with a white shirt underneath that, black pants, black hat, sunglasses and the lower part of his face was covered with a white towel.  (See surveillance photo and video below.)

Tampa Police Department`s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddKxYbDimsM&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 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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4/23/2015 - HCSO Detectives are Searching for Tampa Tire Thieves
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On April 18, 2015 between 12:30am and 3:30am, two unknown suspects cut a hole in the fence at Xtreme Jeep located at 14228 Florida Av. N. in Tampa.  After entering the fenced in area, the suspects removed several tires and rims from a variety of vehicles.  The stolen items were loaded into a vehicle which then fled southbound on Florida Av.  One of the stolen tires was strapped to the roof of the suspect vehicle which has been described as a mid-1990`s model Chevrolet Suburban, two toned and has what appears to be stock aluminum rims. 
(See surveillance photo of suspect vehicle.) 
 
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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4/22/2015 - HCSO Deputies Need to Identify Suspect Involved in Lewd & Lascivious ActsSOLVED
On April 21, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm, near the intersection of Terrace Drive and Cranberry Lane in Brandon, a 12 year old female was walking home from Mann Middle School and was approached by an unknown suspect who was driving a faded blue utility vehicle.  The suspect asked the juvenile how old she was and told her that she was cute.  He then exposed his genitalia to the victim and began to masturbate after which, he fled the area.
 
The suspect is described as being a white or Hispanic male, early to mid 20`s, slender build, curly black hair with a thin chinstrap style mustache or beard. 
 
Witnesses provided a description of the vehicle and believe it to be a 2002-2005 faded blue Ford Explorer having black rims, silver lug covers, dull silver/grey front and rear bumpers and several bumper stickers on the tailgate.
 
Law enforcement believe this is possibly the second occurrence as a similar incident happened on January 13, 2015 at approximately 8:20am at the intersection of Alpine Drive and Skyview Drive in Brandon.  What was described as an older model Ford sport utility vehicle traveled northbound on Alpine Drive and stopped next to a 12 year old female who was waiting for a bus.  During this incident, the male driver motioned for the juvenile to get in the passenger`s seat while he was fondling himself.  The suspect`s description matches that of the incident that occurred on April 21, 2015.
 
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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4/20/2015 - HCSO Detectives Need Assistance in Restaurant Burglary
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HCSO detectives are investigating a business burglary at El Mofongazo Restaurant located at 5522 Hanley Rd. in Tampa that occurred overnight between April 8, 2015 at 11:30pm and April 9, 2015 at 7:49am. Unknown suspect(s) shattered the bottom glass portion of the front door, entered the restaurant and took cash from two register drawers along with a bank deposit bag, The suspects fled in a 2010-2013 Dodge Ram, Crew Cab pickup, white in color with chrome rims. There were wh...at appeared to be two Acetylene (welding) tanks and a metal crate in the bed of the truck. Surveillance video from a nearby business captured this vehicle driving in front of the business at approximately 3:14am.

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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4/20/2015 - HCSO Detectives Search for Deli Burglary Suspect
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On April 9, 2015 at approximately 1:00am, an unknown Hispanic male smashed the front glass door to Marty`s Deli located at 5944 Benjamin Rd., in Tampa.  The suspect entered the business and fled with cash and checks.  The suspect was possibly in a 2010 to 2013 Dodge Ram, Crew Cab, white in color with chrome rims.
 
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30-40 years of age, 5`10", approx. 220lbs, large build, black hair, goatee and wearing a white hooded sweatshirt.  (See surveillance photos) 
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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4/20/2015 - TPD Detectives are Investigating Weekend Shooting in Tampa

On April 17, 2015 at approximately 10:45pm, a group of people were gathered in the 3200 block of E. Commanche Ave. in Tampa.  An unknown suspect drove north on N. 34th St. to E. Commanche Av. and fired a number of rounds at the group.  One victim was grazed on the shoulder and another victim was shot in the foot.  The suspect vehicle was described to law enforcement as being dark in color.

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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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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