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Tampa, FL-- It was Wednesday, November 14 around 5:45 p.m. when deputies say a man approached a woman in a Winn Dixie parking lot and "forcefully removed" four gold chains from around her neck, and left with them.

Surveillance footage reportedly shows the man eyeing the woman as she purchased groceries inside the store. The footage continues to show the suspect following her as she exited out to the parking lot.

Reports say the man ripped the chains from the victim's neck in the parking lot, and then entered a light-colored SUV and fled eastbound towards Livingston Ave.

The suspect has been described as follows:

  • Black Male
  • 20-25 years
  • 5'8" - 6'0"
  • 140-150 lbs.
  • Thin build
  • Black short hair

Officials ask anyone with any information reference the suspect call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.

Those who wish to report anonymously and become eligible for a cash reward may contact Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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