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7/23/2014 - TPD Detectives Seek Assistance with Homicide of Security Guard
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 On July 20, 2014 at 2:58 am, Kenyatha Walker, pictured below, was working armed security at Supa D’s Bar located at 810 E. Skagway Ave., Tampa.  He was shot and killed in the parking lot by an unknown B/M suspect armed with an assault rifle. 

     Surveillance video at the bar reveals there were witnesses exiting the club just before closing time who may have seen the shooter.  So far only 2 patrons have come forward with information.  Tampa Police Homicide detectives are asking for the community`s help with any information that could identify the 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(s) responsible for the murder of Kenyatha Walker.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the suspect(s) involved, and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873TIPS(8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com , text “CSTB plus your tip” to CRIMES (274637) or send a mobile tip using our new Tipsubmit Mobileapplication, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids.

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7/21/2014 - HCSO Detectives Need Help Identifying Robbery Suspects

     On July 14, 2014 at approx. 11:51 pm, 2 unknown suspects, pictured below, committed a robbery of a person at 2209 Bearss Ave. E., Tampa.  The suspects struck the victim several times with their fists while the victim was attempting to flee.  As a result, the victim sustained a laceration to the head requiring stitches.  The suspects took all of the victim`s money and fled. 
 
     The H/M suspect is described as late 20`s, 5"08, 170 lbs, wearing a black v-neck shirt and blue jeans.  He fled the scene southbound on foot.  The W/M suspect is described as 30-35 years of age, 5"09, 155 lbs, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.  He fled the scene southbound on 22nd St. on an unknown make/model motorcycle.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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.)
 
                         (unknown H/M suspect)
 
               (unknown W/M suspect)
 
               (unknown W/M suspect on unknown make/model motorcycle)
 

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7/18/2014 - TPD is Asking for Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect
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On July 17, 2014 at approx. 2:24am, an unknown suspect threw a concrete brick through the front glass door of the Meat Depot located at 1401 Fowler Ave. E., Tampa and entered.  Once inside, the suspect ran directly to the manager`s office then pushed a 250+ pound floor safe to the front door by sliding it across the tile floor.  The safe, which contained cash, was stolen when the suspect loaded it into a grey Dodge Caravan, pictured below.  The suspect is described as wearing a white shirt, dark jeans and may have worn a dark black hood to cover the face or has a very dark complexion.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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7/18/2014 - Pasco Cty SO Investigating Bank Robbery!!
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The Pasco County Sheriff`s Office is investigating a bank robbery that occurred atthe Mid Florida Credit Union located at 2255 Collier Parkway at 10am. The unknown male subject entered the bank demanding money and was armed with handgun. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash  in a gray Honda CRV with no license plate.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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7/15/2014 - TPD is Asking for Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect
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On July 11, 2014 at approximately 1:00 pm, an unknown black male described as being in his early 30`s, heavy set with a medium complexion, confronted the victim as she was sitting on the Hart Line bus bench at Florida Av. N. and Patterson Av. E.  The suspect, pictured below, walked up and grabbed the victim’s purse from her shoulder but the victim did not let go.  Therefore, the suspect told her, “give me your purse so I don`t have to hurt ya” and then ripped the purse from her grip.  The suspect placed the purse inside of a backpack that he was holding and entered the Hart Line bus that arrived.  The victim told the bus driver about the robbery.  The driver kept the bus in place at which time the suspect exited the bus and walked northbound on Florida Av. N.  

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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7/10/2014 - HCSO Detectives Seek Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect at Movie TheaterSOLVED
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Offense:   Person Robbery
Date/Time:   July 8, 2014 at 5:45 pm
Location:   AMC Regency, 2490 Brandon Blvd. W., Brandon
 
     An unknown black male suspect, pictured below, attacked a 62 year old female who was walking toward the AMC Regency movie theater.  The suspect physically knocked the victim to the ground and began to punch and kick her about her body.  He forcefully stole her purse and fled in a 2006-2008 Chevrolet Impala, maroon or red in color, with dark tinted windows, that was being driven by an unknown black male. 
     The robbery suspect and another unknown black male, pictured below, were later observed on local store video surveillance using the victim`s stolen credit card.
 
Description:
     Suspect #1 is described as:  black male, 20-27 years old, 6`02, 190-200 lbs, short black hair, goatee, wearing an orange t-shirt with white writing that says, "Three Point Layup" and black basketball shorts.
     Suspect #2 is described as:  black male, 20-27 years old, 5`10, 180 lbs, short black hair, goatee, wearing a black "TB" baseball cap, black t-shirt with white writing and dark navy blue shorts with stars on them.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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7/9/2014 - HCSO Detectives Seek Assistance Identifying Fraud Suspect
Offense:   Fraud
Dates:   July 3 - 7, 2014 
Locations:  
   Sun Trust Bank
        9601 Dr. MLK Bl. E., Tampa
        403 Brandon Bl. W., Brandon
        3511 Bell Shoals Rd., Valrico

     On multiple occasions, an unknown white male suspect (pictured below), attached a skimming device to the Automated Teller Machine`s card reader at several Sun Trust Banks in Eastern Hillsborough County. 
 
 
 
     The suspect also placed a long, thin silver box which contains electronic equipment and a camera above the keypad to record the customers key strokes while they enter their Personal Identification Number.  Pictured below.
 
                       (above - front of the plate    below - back of the plate)
 
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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7/8/2014 - TPD Seeks Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect
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Offense:   Robbery
Date:   May 25, 2014
Location:   Bird St. E./Nebraska Av. N.
 
     The victim agreed to meet with the suspect in order to sell his Nook tablet.  After exiting Route 2 on the Hartline bus, the suspect began to look at the tablet.  The suspect then snatched it from the victim and walked east on Bird St.  The suspect implied that he had a firearm to the victim who was following him. 
     The below photo is of a possible suspect and TPD is asking for assistance in identifying this person. 
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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6/29/2014 - Tampa Police Detectives Investigating Fatal Shooting
DATE/TIME:    June 27, 2014 at 10:33 a.m.
LOCATION:    8704 North Brooks Street, Tampa
VICTIM:     James N. King, 1/11/1976, B/M, 2106 Ridgemore Drive, Valrico
 
DETAILS:
Tampa Police Officers responded to a shooting at 8704 North Brooks Street in Tampa. .When they arrived they found James King lying on the sidewalk, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was targeted and this was not a random act of violence. Homicide detectives are following up on strong leads in the 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 suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of James N. King. Anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the suspect(s) involved, and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873TIPS(8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com , text “CSTB plus your tip” to CRIMES (274637) or send a mobile tip using our new “Tipsubmit Mobile” application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids. 

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6/27/2014 - Reward Offerred for Arrest of Male & Female Bank Robbery Suspects !
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On June 26, 2014 at approx. 12:35pm, an unknown white male and white female entered the Wells Fargo Bank located at 5606 Fishhawk Crossing Bl., Lithia.  The female suspect pointed the firearm at bank customers while the male suspect jumped the teller counter.  They fled the bank with cash in an unknown vehicle.  

The male suspect, pictured, is described as being late 30`s to 40`s, tan complexion, medium build, about 6`02, between 230-250 pounds, short dark hair and light facial stubble.  He was wearing a navy blue windbreaker, dark pants, tan hat and aviator sunglasses.

The female suspect, pictured, is described as being 30 to 40 years old, fair complexion, medium build, between 5`02 and 5`05, between 150-180 pounds with blond hair.  She was wearing a blue and white jacket, blue jeans, a dark ball cap covering a dark bandana on her head 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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6/25/2014 - TPD Seeks Assistance in Identifying Car Burglar
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Offense:  Auto Burglary to six vehicles

Offense Date & Time: 06/19/14  at 2:35am

Offense Location: 10901 Nebraska Av. N., Tampa

Synopsis:

On 06-19-14 at approximately 2:53am, a light skinned black male entered the fenced in area of A & ML Auto center located at 10901 N. Nebraska Av., Tampa.  While on the property the suspect entered a black Cadillac Escalade that was unlocked and removed an silver and black Ipod. The suspect then entered a Dodge Magnum but nothing was taken. There were several other vehicles that the suspect attempted to enter but could not gain access. When the suspect left the scene he walked out the south gate and then proceeded north along Nebraska Av.
 
 Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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6/25/2014 - HCSO Seeks Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect
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Offense:  Robbery

Offense Date & Time: 06/13/2014 between 7:30pm - 8:00pm

Offense Location: 7818 New York Dr., Tampa (Bypass Canal Park)

The two victims were at the Bypass Canal park to play cards. Due to inclement weather, they decided to play cards inside one of their vehicles; a silver Chevrolet Impala. After approximately 20 to 30 minutes of playing cards, an unidentified black male suspect entered into the vehicle through the driver`s side rear door armed with a black .45 caliber handgun. The front passenger victim turned his head towards the suspect who pistol-whipped him. The handgun discharged striking the victim.  Both victims gave the suspect jewelry and currency. The suspect possibly had a dark bandana covering his face which fell down momentarily during the armed robbery. The suspect was described as:  a black male, early twenties, husky build, with gold upper and lower teeth, wearing a black hoodie and possibly had a dark bandana covering his face.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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6/25/2014 - TPD Seeks Assistance with Commercial Burglary Suspect
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Offense:  Commercial Burglary

Offense Date & Time: 05/21/2014 at approx. 10:00pm

Offense Location:  11412 Forest Hills Dr., Tampa

 On 5/21/14 at approx. 10:00pm, the suspect threw a cinder block through the glass door at Babe Zarharias Golf Course. He looked inside the business, left the scene, then returned several hours later with two other suspects and attempted to steal the safe.  They left with approx. $1,500.00 worth of golf clubs.  The suspects concealed themselves from head to toe. However, one of them wore colorful shorts and multi-colored hi-top shoes.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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6/16/2014 - Public`s Help Needed in Identifying Aggravated Battery Suspect

Video of the suspect inside the store and of the incident can be viewed on

YouTube at http://youtu.be/q7SvymXEtoU

*Please note that the timestamp on the surveillance footage is incorrect*



DATE/TIME: June 16, 2014 at 6:15 a.m.


LOCATION: Hope Food Store, 4002 North 22nd Street, Tampa


DETAILS:

Tampa Police detectives are searching for a male suspect who punched a store]clerk and left him unconscious. The Hope Food Store clerk approached the suspect to find out why he was hanging around an ice machine in front of the business. The suspect pointed to the side of the store and told the clerk that he was waiting for his girlfriend to finish using the restroom. The clerk knew there was not a restroom where the suspect pointed. He started walking to the side of the store to find out what was going on and the suspect punched him. Soon after, a female is seen walking away from the building on the store`s surveillance camera. She and the suspect left the area together on bicycles. A citizen found the victim lying unconscious on the ground and called the police. The victim was transported to the hospital where he underwent treatment for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.


The suspect made a purchase at the store before the incident took place.

Surveillance footage shows him wearing a very recognizable shirt with large

praying hands on the front and a hat similar to the Gucci brand.

 

 Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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5/29/2014 - Credit Union Robbery

Victim:
Railroad Federal Credit Union
4373 Lynx Paw Trail
Lithia

Suspect:
White male, late 30`s to early 40`s, 5`10", 200 lbs., pot belly.  Wearing a
long sleeve navy blue shirt, tan pants, khaki color "Gilligan style hat".  
Wearing a white cloth over his face.  Carrying a black nylon bag.


On May 29, 2014 at approximately 10:53 a.m., the suspect entered the credit union and approached a teller making a verbal demand for money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of currency, the suspect fled in an unknown direction by unknown means.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 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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