HC Fire Marshal's Office Ask for Information from the Public in Recent String of Fires
July 19, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
Since July 1, 2018, four fires have occurred within The Enclave at Channing Park subdivision located in the Fish Hawk Ranch area of Lithia.  Investigators believe that a pattern of fires have evolved due to the close proximity and time frame of the fires.  The first fire was a home under construction at 17639 Bright Wheat Drive.  The unknown suspect(s) then set a dumpster containing construction materials on fire on July 8, 2018.  The next fire occurred on July 17, 2018 to a home under construction at 17636 Bright Wheat Drive.  Two days later, on July 19, 2018 at approximately 6:04 a.m., the suspect(s) set a fire within the home under construction at 17627 Buckingham Garden Drive.  Investigators believe the same person(s) may be responsible as all four fires were ignited by similar means.  The total estimated damage is $25,000.
 
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.


HCSO Detectives Ask for Information on Several Vehicle Burglaries in Apollo Beach
July 19, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On July 14, 2018 at 3:57 a.m., at 6516 King Palm Way in Apollo Beach, two unknown white males burglarized a Chevrolet pickup truck through an unlocked door.  The suspects walked to 6518 King Palm Way and took a 2016 Acura MDX SUV, white in color, which was later recovered in St. Petersburg.  Detectives believe the suspects could be responsible for up to 30 vehicle burglaries in the area.  Surveillance video captured a suspect at the door to a vehicle.  The suspect is described as a white male, 14-16 yoa, thin build, wearing a striped shirt and carrying a light-colored backpack.  The second suspect is a white male, thin build, wearing a hoodie and carrying a backpack.
 
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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PCPD Detectives Ask for Information from the Public in Shoe Store Burglary
July 11, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On July 1, 2018 at 12:41 a.m., an alarm was triggered at Famous Footwear located at 213 Alexander Street West in Plant City.  Two unknown suspects had smashed the front window in order to enter the store.  While inside, the suspects took shoes and socks, with an estimated value at several hundred dollars.  The suspects utilized bicycles to travel to and from the business.  The suspects can be seen wearing dark clothing and black hooded jackets.    Detectives believe the suspects could be the same persons responsible for recent burglaries at cell phone stores in the Plant City area.
 
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 Look for Burglar Caught on Camera
July 11, 2018

STATUS: SOLVED
On July 8, 2018 between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., at Metanoia Car Sales located at 13603 Florida Avenue North, an unknown male forcibly entered the business and stole various tools.  The suspect fled in an unknown vehicle.  The male is either dark-skinned Hispanic or Middle Eastern, 25-35 yoa, black hair, full beard, medium build and last seen wearing a light blue t-shirt, blue jeans and a black watch.
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 Suspect who Robbed Victim of Cash While Trying to Purchase iPhones
July 09, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 30, 2018 at 8:45 p.m., the victim was parked at a gas pump at the 7-Eleven located at 13320 Highway 301 South in Riverview.  The victim had met with the suspect in an attempt to purchase multiple iPhones.  The suspect robbed the victim of his cash while inside the victim's vehicle.  The suspect entered a black compact SUV, possibly a Nissan Rogue, then fled the area.  The suspect is described as a black male, 5'09"-5'11", 240-250 lbs., short dreadlocks and last seen wearing a white t-shirt and black pants.  The suspect was armed with a Glock 9mm semi-auto firearm.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Look for Suspects Who Took Coins from Laundromat
July 03, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 15, 2018 at 3:52 a.m., two white males entered the EZ Wash Laundromat located at 5563 78th Street S., utilized a key to open the coin machines and took approximately $800 in cash and coins.  The theft was interrupted by an audible alarm from a machine.  The suspects are both 20-30 yoa, have short dark hair.  Suspect 1 has facial hair under his chin and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray ball capm white plaid shorts, black socks and Adidas shoes.  Suspect 2 was wearing a black zip-up sweatshirt, dark ball cap, gray shorts, black socks and gray shoes.  The suspects were caught on surveillance video fleeing in a light color Honda Accord, 5th generation 1994-1997 model sedan with a sunroof.
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 Ask for Help from the Public to Bring Home Stolen Pug
July 02, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On May 29, 2018 at 8:30 a.m., the 69 year-old victim, was working at Dibbs Commercial Center at 15499 Dale Mabry Highway North in Tampa cleaning the parking lot while Guido slept in the car waiting for him.  His 1997 Dodge Stratus, black in color, was running with the doors unlocked.  The victim observed an unknown white male with short hair and numerous tattoos get in his vehicle and drive away. 
 
On May 30, 2018 the car was found abandoned at 11601 Roosevelt Boulevard in St. Petersburg.  Guido, a 7 year old black pug, is still missing.
 
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 Release Surveillance Video of 7-Eleven Robbery Suspect
July 02, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 28, 2018 at 2:24 a.m., a black male entered the 7-Eleven located at 1020 Kings Avenue South in Brandon, implied he had a handgun and demanded money from the cash registers.  The clerk complied and the suspect fled with the cash.  The suspect is described as being 30-40 yoa, 5'09"-5'11", 200-230 lbs., 4-5" goatee and last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with light blue drawstrings, blue dress pants and brown loafer shoes.

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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 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 Seek Information from the Public to Help Identify Suspect(s) Involved with Thefts in Neighborhoods Under Construction
June 29, 2018

Detectives are asking the public for any information on persons who may be involved with thefts at homes that are under construction in South Hillsborough County. The suspects are entering homes and appear to be targeting mostly new appliances once they are placed in the home. During the month of May, sixty-two (62) new appliances were taken, along with lumber, copper and other miscellaneous items.

Detectives in this area have seen a significant increase in construction thefts. In April there were twenty-one (21) reported incidents, which then spiked to forty-eight (48) in May. So far this year within the District IV boundaries alone, a total of one-hundred thirty-two (132) construction related thefts were reported to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The documented loss to victims is over $119,000.

If you have any information on persons who may be involved in this type of criminal activity, know where the stolen property is being taken or sold, or any information that might be helpful to law enforcement, you can assist by calling Crime Stoppers.

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.



Pasco Detectives Ask for Assistance from the Public in Wesley Chapel Homicide
June 28, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 27, 2018 at approximately 12:55 p.m., two black males entered a construction site and approached the victim while he was at 28512 Marsciano Lane in Wesley Chapel.  The victim, who was identified as Heans Cuzan-Alvarez, was shot in the upper body.  Cuzan-Alvarez died as a result of the injuries.  The suspects are described as light skinned black males, between 5'03" - 5'08", very thin build, possibly with short dread locks and both suspects had their face covered.  The suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a 2017 or 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid, black in color.
 
Surveillance video of the vehicle the suspects fled in.
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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 involved in the Homicide of Heans Cuzan-Alvarez.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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PCPD Detectives Investigate Pattern of Cell Phone Store Burglaries
June 28, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 21, 2018 at 12:30 a.m., 3 suspects smashed the front window of Metro PCS located at 1707 James L. Redman Parkway.  Once inside they took approximately $5,000 worth of cell phones and headsets.
 
On June 25, 2018 at 2:54 a.m., 3 suspects smashed the front window of the Sprint located at 2136 James L. Redman Parkway.  The suspects enter the store and office area then took approximately $1,200 in cellphone accessories.  The suspects fled on bicycles.
 
On June 25, 2018 at 3:30 a.m., 3 suspects smash the front window of the Metro PCS located at 1713 Baker Street West.  They entered the store and took headphones valued at approximately $400.
 
Detectives believe that the same suspects are responsible for the burglaries.  In each case, the suspects entered and left the store in approximately one minute.  Surveillance video shows the sspects are carrying backpacks to hold the stolen merchandise.  One suspect can be seen carrying a blue backpack.  The suspects were captured on store surveillance video in the burglary of the Metro PCS on June 21, 2018.  They are wearing dark clothing and 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 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 Work to ID Suspects Shopping with Stolen Credit Card
June 27, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 11, 2018 at 9:39 a.m., an unknown white male and white female took the victim's purse from the passenger seat of her vehicle while she was getting gas at the Wawa located at 16620 Highway 301 South in Wimauma.  The suspects then used the victim's credit card at Murphy Gas, Walmart (Wimauma) and Auto Zone to make purchases totaling $1,921.74.  The suspects were seen in a maroon Nissan Xterra.
 
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 Search for Robbery Suspects
June 27, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 8, 2018 at 2:55 a.m., an unknown Hispanic male struck the victim with a closed fist causing him to fall and strike his head on the concrete sidewalk at Dagwood's Pub located at 8458 Sheldon Road.  The victim sustained a skull fracture.  A female attempted to photograph the suspect and his acquaintance (suspect) as they walked away when they both attacked the female causing her to fall to the ground.  The suspect and his acquaintance took the female victim's cell phone from her hand and fled in a dark colored SUV, possibly a green Ford Expedition.
 
Suspect 1 is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30-40 yoa, approximately 6', over 200 lbs., bald, dark beard and a tribal tattoo on left arm.
Suspect 2 is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 25-35 yoa, 5'9"-5'11", 175 lbs., dark hair, dark goatee, unknown tattoo on left mid 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 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 Search for Suspects Using Distraction Technique to Steal Wallet
June 26, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 15, 2018 at approximately 1:00 p.m., a white female distracted the victim inside Home Goods at 1945 Lumsden Road in Brandon while a white male took her wallet out of her purse.  The suspects then went to Best Buy, Apple Store, Dick's Sporting Goods and Target to use the stolen credit card to purchase more than $5,473.00 in merchandise.  The female is described as being 5'03"-5'07", 120 lbs. and the male is 5'10"-6', 200 lbs.
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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Pasco Detectives Work to Identify Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fled on Bicycle
June 22, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 21, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m., an unknown subject walked in to the SunTrust Bank located at 34511 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills, approached a teller and produced a note demanding money.  The suspect was described as a Hispanic or light skinned male in his 20's, small build, approximately 5', 110-120 lbs., with a goatee or beard.  He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black long sleeve shirt, black knit cap, a white towel around his neck and carrying a dark backpack.  The suspect took the cash and fled on a 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 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 Search for Burglary Suspect
June 13, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On May 31, 2018 just after 3:00 a.m., an unknown black male damaged an exterior wall and entered the money room to Big Wash Coin Laundry at 908 Waters Avenue East in Tampa.  While inside, the suspect was interrupted by the victim then fled.  The suspect was caught fleeing on surveillance video.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown 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 Suspects Using Stolen Credit Card to Purchase BMX Bicycle
June 11, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On May 29, 2018, unknown suspect(s) broke into a vehicle that was parked at the Oaks at Stone Fountain Apartment Complex and took a purse containing a credit card.  On May 30, 2018 at approximately 4:00 p.m., unknown suspects used the stolen credit card to purchase a bicycle at University Bicycle Center located at 1220 Fletcher Avenue East in Tampa.  The bicycle is a SE Big Flyer 29" BMX style, valued at $550.  The suspects were seen in a 2007-2009 Infiniti FX35 SUV.  The suspect who used the credit card is a black male, 20-25 yoa, wearing a white tank top, black shorts, black sandals and has an earring in his left ear.  The black male, 13-16 yoa, wearing a blue v-neck t-shirt, black shorts, and FILA sandals had the credit card in his pocket.  The other suspect is a black male, 10-13 yoa and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt that said "Miami Elite".
 
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 Investigate Suspect Making Purchase with Stolen Credit Card
June 11, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On June 8, 2018 an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a vehicle that was parked at 3117 Gandy Boulevard West and took a purse containing several credit cards.  Shortly after, an unknown suspect used one of the stolen credit cards at the Publix liquor store at 3615 Gandy Boulevard West to purchase items.  The Publix is only a few blocks away from where the burglary occurred.  Other stolen credit cards were used by unknown persons at the Walmart at 4302 Gandy Boulevard West and Target at 3625 Gandy Boulevard West.
 
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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Pasco Detectives Search for Suspect Who is Believed to Have Committed Two Robberies
June 04, 2018

STATUS: ARRESTED
On June 4, 2018 at approximately 12:00 p.m., an unknown white male approached an elderly female in the parking lot at the Walmart Neighborhood Marketplace located at 8745 Little Road in New Port Richey.  The suspect attempted to take the victim's purse but a struggle ensued.  The suspect fled in a white 4-door vehicle, possibly a Toyota Camry.
 
On June 4, 2018 at approximately 12:10 p.m., an unknown white male entered the Dollar General store located at 6445 Massachusetts Avenue in New Port Richey.  Once inside, the suspect committed a robbery then fled in a similar described vehicle.
 
The suspect is described as a white male, 50's to 60's yoa, thin build, white or salt/pepper wavy hair.  He was wearing a black hat, white collar shirt with an unknown logo on the left chest, dark pants and a bracelet or watch on his right wrist.  Detectives believe that the same person is responsible for both robberies as the description of the suspect and vehicle are the similar and the locations are within close proximity.
 
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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Plant City Detectives Search for Suspects Who Took Property from Rental Company
June 04, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On May 28, 2018 at approximately 4:09 a.m., unknown subjects knocked down the fence surrounding Taylor Rental at 601 Collins Street South in Plant City.   After gaining entry to the property, the suspects took a variety of items which included: a John Deere mower, diesel generators, rims, tires and propane.  The total value of the stolen property is approximately $30,000.  A truck or large vehicle would of been needed to move the items due to their weight and size.  Two of the suspects were captured on surveillance video.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in 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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