Tampa deputies looking for purse thieves

Tampa, Florida -- Police are looking for suspects who robbed a woman near a bus stop on Fletcher Avenue.

On July 15, the suspects were riding a Hartline bus along with the victim. Both victim and suspects boarded the bus at the Hartline University Area Transit Center located at 13110 27th Street North. When the victim exited the bus at Fletcher Avenue West and Orange Grove Drive the suspects followed.

After they exited the bus, the black male suspect grabbed the victim's back pack. After a brief struggle, the unidentified black male punched the victim and took her back pack. Both suspects fled in an eastbound direction.

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


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