Citrus Park Best Buy sees rash of laptop thefts

4:06 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- Hillsborough County detectives are investigating two incidents of laptop computer thefts from a Citrus Park Best Buy in two weeks time.

Police say the first incident occurred on Oct. 20 when two men and one woman stole two laptops from the Best Buy on Citrus Plaza Drive. The computers were hidden in the woman's leopard skin purse as all three fled the store.

The three suspects are described below:

1. Black male, 30-40 years old, 230-250 pounds, last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark jeans.

2. Black male, 15-18 years old, last seen wearing a striped shirt and black pants.

3. Black female, 20-30 years old, 140-150 pounds, last seen wearing a leopard print purse and brown skirt.

In the second incident, a man walked into the same store around 3 p.m. on Nov. 1 and brought the computer into the bathroom where he removed it from its box and hid it in his shorts. He then left the store and fled in a 4-door gray colored Dodge Stratus.

He is described as a white male, 30-40 years old, 150-180 pounds, yellow polo shirt and khaki shorts.

Neither of the cases appears to be related.

Anyone with any information on either of these crimes is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts 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 or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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