HCSO looking for suspects stealing from elderly victims

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for three suspects that have been targeting and stealing from elderly victims. The three suspects stole from victims at four separate locations on Sept. 29, 2016, according to HCSO. 

Two of the suspects are being described as two white Hispanic males, both around 40, one with balding black hair with a black goatee with a tattoo on his upper arm and the second with black hair, clean shaven with glasses and tattoos on both forearms. The third female is being described as a white Hispanic female around 30 years old with long, black hair.

The first theft occurred at the Chick-fil-A located at 6299 W. Waters Ave. around 3:59 PM. The three suspects worked together to distract an elderly victim while one of the suspects stole her wallet from her purse. 

The suspects walked over to Target, located at 11627 W. Hillsborough Ave. and tried to use her credit card to buy a $1,000 gift card. The purchase was denied.

One of the suspects distracted and stole another elderly victim's wallet at Michael's located at 11643 W. Hillsborough Ave. around 4:30 PM. The suspect went on to the Target located at 11627 W. Hillsborough Ave. to buy another $1,000 gift card, but the purchase was also denied.

 Any information, contact the HCSO at (813) 247-8200, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477 to leave an anonymous tip. Tips or information that may lead to the arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.


(© 2016 WTSP)


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