TPD Detectives Ask for Information in Homicide of Laura Pietscher
November 19, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On October 19, 2018 a deceased female was located behind a business at 3712 15th Street North in Tampa.  The victim was identified as Laura Pietscher.  She is from Sebring and was last seen alive there.  Laura is 5'06", 120 lbs. and was born with no lower left arm, however she has an upper arm, thumb and 2 fingers.  Some of the victim's possession were located nearby, however, he truck was later found to be with a male associate.  Detectives are asking for information that would assist in identifying the unknown suspect(s) and regarding her whereabouts from 10/15/18 - 10/19/18.
 
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 Work to Identify Trio Involved with Several Business Burglaries
November 16, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On 11/13/18 at 1:45 a.m., a trio of suspects went to the Mobile Mart located at 1705 Hillsborough Avenue West in Tampa.  One of the suspects used a device to break the glass front door.  A female followed the suspect inside the store while a second male suspect kept watch out front.  The suspects fled the store without taking any property.  The vehicle they were using was a 2017 Honda HRV, white in color, that had been reported stolen from Orange County.  Several hours later, the same suspects entered the Marathon station at 4138 Cypress Street West.  The suspects took a cash register which was later recovered in Lakeland.  The trio of thieves are believed to be involved with other crimes in the Tampa Bay area.  The black male and black female suspects were captured on store 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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HCSO Detectives Ask for Information in Fire Investigation
November 16, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
Just after 3:05 p.m. at 6221 16th Avenue South in Tampa, 3 deceased persons were found inside the residence after Hillsborough County Fire Rescue put out a fire at the home.  Foul play is suspected.  Detectives are looking for the subjects who were seen in a silver, 4-door sedan, sunroof with no tinted windows.  The vehicle is similar to a 2008 Infiniti M35.  An unknown suspect can be seen on video approaching the home with a gas canister in his hand before he leaves in the sedan.
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.


TPD Detectives Work to ID Female Using Stolen Credit Cards
November 02, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On October 17, 2018 at 8:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered 3 unlocked vehicles at 5109 Platt Street West in Tampa.  A wallet containing credit cards was taken from one of the vehicles.  On October 18, 2018 at 6:00 a.m., an unknown white female attempted to use a stolen credit card at the Walgreens located at 4651 Kennedy Boulevard West.  Later at 11:23 a.m., the same or another female went to the Speedway at 6332 Dale Mabry Highway North and attempted to use a different stolen credit card to purchase gift cards.  Store surveillance photos captured the female(s) in both transactions.
 
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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Temple Terrace PD Detectives Work to Identify Bank Robbery Suspect
October 29, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On October 29, 2018 just before 12:55 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the Regions Bank located at 10904 North 56th Street in Temple Terrace.  The suspect approached a teller and demanded cash.  After receiving cash, the suspect fled the bank.  The suspect was described as a possible Hispanic male, approximately 5’6”-5'-7”, thin build and was wearing a white Tampa Bay Rays baseball cap, dark sunglasses and a dark colored jacket with a dark colored t-shirt underneath and black 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 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 Search for Brandon Bank Robbery Suspect Wearing Orange Vest
October 22, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On October 22, 2018 at 12:02 p.m., an unknown black male entered the MidFlorida Credit Union located at 825 Brandon Boulevard West and handed the teller a note demanding money while displaying a firearm.  After receiving the cash, the suspect fled out the front doors, running in a southwest direction where he climbed over a fence.  The suspect is described as a black male, late 20's, 5'09", thin, wearing a white t-shirt with an orange safety vest, green cargo pants, black boots with gold detail and a dreadlocks wig.
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 Suspect Who May Be Responsible for Several Residential Burglaries
October 09, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
Detectives are working to identify a suspect who they believe could be responsible for committing several residential burglaries in the Carrollwood area between North Dale Mabry Highway, north of Linebaugh Avenue and south of Fletcher Avenue.  The burglaries stem as far back as December 2017 and have recently occurred in New Tampa.  The suspects appear to be targeting jewelry. 
 
Surveillance cameras captured a photo of a suspect as he turned the handle to the residence at 4428 Golf Club Lane on February 12, 2018.  The suspect is believed to be 20-30 yoa, 5'08"-5'11", 160-190 lbs., dark hair and has a partial beard.  He is wearing a long-sleeve hooded sweatshirt, pants, Air Jordan cap and black/white gloves.  The gloves may be unique.
 
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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TPD Detectives Seek Information from the Public in Homicide of Teen Riding Bicycle
September 19, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On September 3, 2018 at 8:35 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) shot the victim while he was riding his bicycle southbound on Banyan Avenue from 13th Street North in Tampa.  As a result of the injuries, the victim fell of his bicycle in the 9400 block of Brooks Street North.  The victim, who died from the injuries he sustained, was identified as Tesean Blue, 18 years of age.
 
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 the death of Tesean Blue.  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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TPD Detectives Ask for Information from the Public to Solve Double Homicide
September 16, 2018

STATUS: OPEN

On August 31, 2018 at approximately 9:23 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered the residence at 9508 10th Street North in Tampa and shot Albertlean East, 26 yoa and Marcus Bowden, 40 yoa.  East was taken to the hospital where she died as a result of her injuries.  Bowden died at the scene.  Photos of both victims are below.

 
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 this case.  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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TPD Detectives Ask for Information on Trio of Laundromat Looters
September 16, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
A trio of suspects are targeting laundromats in several jurisdictions.  On August 7, 2018 at 2 a.m., the suspects entered the Coin Laundry at 122 Bougainvillea Avenue West and at 2:28 a.m. they went inside the Coin Wash 24 located at 8923 North Boulevard in Tampa.  In both cases, the suspects hid a crow bar inside a laundry basket then used it to pry open the office doors.  The fled the scene without taking cash or property in both burglaries.
 
The trio of suspects are a white male, approximately 5'9", approximately 170 lbs., medium length black hair and eyeglasses.  The second suspect is a white male, approximately 6'2", 190 lbs., low cut black hair, full sleeve tattoos on both arms, wearing a black short sleeve shirt, dark colored shorts, black sneakers and the third suspect is a white female, approximately 5'2", 170 lbs., dark brown hair, wearing a black shirt, blue jean shorts and pink sneakers.
 
Detectives believe the "Laundromat Looters" are responsible for at least 5 burglaries along the I-4 corridor in Hillsborough, Orange and Sumter Counties.  
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.


TPD Detectives Search for Trio Using Distraction Technique to Steal Wallet
September 16, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On September 3, 2018 a male and two females used a distraction technique while at the Home Goods in New Tampa in order to take an elderly female's wallet from her purse.  The two female suspects then went to the Best Buy nearby at 18017 Highwoods Preserve Parkway and purchased electronics with the stolen credit cards.  
 
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 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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PCPD Detectives Ask for Information on Suspect Robbing Walgreens Stores
September 07, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On August 31, 2018 at 6:21 a.m., an unknown black male entered the Walgreens located at 2102 Baker Street West in Plant City.  He selects a bottle of water and hands the clerk a $1 bill to pay for the item.  While the cash register drawer is open, the suspect reaches over the counter and attempts to grab the cash from the open drawer.  A struggle ensues with the female clerk, at which time the suspect flees the store with cash.  He entered a small 2-door, dark colored vehicle that was parked across the street, then fled in an unknown direction. 
 
On September 6, 2018 the same suspect did the same thing that he did on August 31, 2018.  Detectives have linked this suspect to similar type robberies at a Walgreens in Temple Terrace on September 1, 2018 and also believe he may be responsible for three cases in the Orlando area in the last 2 weeks.
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 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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PCPD Detectives Work to Identify Auto Theft Suspect
September 04, 2018

STATUS: CLOSED
On August 27, 2018 an unknown suspect took a black 2008 Dodge Ram truck with a chrome package from the Plant City area.  The suspect was captured on surveillance video.  The white male has multiple tattoos on his arms, facial hair and was wearing glasses.
 
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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PCPD Detectives Search for Stolen Camper
September 04, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
Unknown suspect(s) took the pictured Outback camper from the Plant City area around the beginning of August.  While doing so, they damaged the awning and front jack stand.
 
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 this case.  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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TPD Detectives Search for Suspects Who Took 33 Pairs of Jeans
August 20, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On August 2, 2018 three unknown black females entered the Charlotte Russe store in Westshore Mall at 253 Westshore Plaza, grabbed 33 pairs of jeans then left the store without paying for them.  The value of the stolen jeans is approximately $1,113.  The suspects were captured on store surveillance cameras.
 
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 Want to Identify Vehicle Burglary Suspect
August 13, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On August 11, 2018 at 4:33 a.m., an unknown white male was observed entering a 2018 Volkswagen utility vehicle.  No property was taken during the burglary.  Detectives believe the suspect captured on surveillance video could be responsible for other vehicle burglaries that occurred during the same time frame in the Mirabay subdivision.
 
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 Ask for Information in Robbery of Victim While Ordering Food
August 13, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On August 10, 2018 three suspects robbed the victim at gun point while ordering food from a food truck at 3125 Hillsborough Avenue West in Tampa.  The suspects took a cell phone, clothing and money from the victim.  The suspects also attempted to rob the food truck but were unsuccessful.  The suspects were captured on surveillance cameras.  One male suspect who was wearing a hoodie and had part of his face covered, can be seen holding an unknown make/model firearm.  The other suspects are a white male and female.
 
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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TPD Detectives Work to Identify Suspect who Took Gucci Sunglasses
August 13, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On August 8, 2018 an unknown white male entered the Sunglass Hut inside the Westshore Mall at 143 Westshore Plaza and selected two pair of sunglasses.  The suspect chose black Guicci Tortoise sunglasses and red/green Gucci sunglasses valued at approximately $955.  He then left the store without paying. 
 
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 Search for Thieves Who Took Wood from Construction Site
August 01, 2018

STATUS: SOLVED
On July 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., two males were observed taking lumber from a construction site at 13910 Galway Sand Road in Riverview within the South Fork East Subdivision.  The suspects loaded approximately $1,200 in wood into an open tandem axle trailer attached to a large white SUV, possibly a 1992 to 1999 Chevrolet or GMC Suburban.  The SUV has large areas of missing paint near the rear passenger door.  The driver is a white male, in his 50's, thin build and was wearing glasses.  The passenger is a Hispanic male, in his 40's and wearing a black shirt and shorts.  
 
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 Want to ID Man Who Enters Bakery Through Roof
August 01, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On July 21, 2018 at 3:17 a.m., surveillance cameras at Rico Pan Bakery located at 8216 Causeway Boulevard in Tampa, captured an unknown male wearing a ski mask enter the business by breaking through the roof and sliding through a ceiling tile into the kitchen.  The suspect walked directly to the cash register and took cash before he fled through the rear door.  The suspect is believed to be a white Hispanic male with tattoos on both forearms, wearing dark jeans, sneakers, a black hoodie and black ski mask.  
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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