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Hillsborough Sheriff Investigates Looting During Hurricane Irma

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The Hillsborough sheriff’s office is investigating 16 incidents of looting that deputies said took place from Saturday through Monday.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Deputies are investigating 16 incidents of looting that took place from Saturday (Sept. 9) through Monday (Sept. 11) during Hurricane Irma, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

The incidents:

Value Choice Pharmacy
13130 Dale Mabry Highway N
Suspect used a brick to shatter front door to make entry. The suspect then used garbage bags to collect non-narcotic prescription medications and left. About one hour later, the suspect returned to the pharmacy, collected another plastic garbage bag with medications and fled the store. On Monday (Sept. 11), some of the medications were found in the area of 8800 block of Memorial Highway.

It is estimated that $30,000 worth of medications were stolen, unknown value of what has been recovered. Estimated damage to the pharmacy is $1,000.

Circle K
6422 Benjamin Road
Suspects entered the store by breaking out the front door with a hammer. Once inside they stole cigarettes, cigars and a couple cases of Corona beer.  Suspects fled through the broken door.

Circle K
10111 W Hillsborough Ave.
Suspect stole cigarettes

Apartment Burglary
8102 Sheldon Road
Sometime between Saturday and Monday, unknown suspect(s) made forced entry into the victim’s apartment by throwing a rock through the patio sliding glass door. Once inside the apartment, the suspect(s) removed about $2,900 in items before exiting the front door.

Residential Burglary
6217 Clark Ave. N
Some time between Sunday and Monday, unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through a bedroom window. Once inside, the suspects took more than $2,000 worth of items.

Residential Burglary
2414 W Lake Drive, Wiamauma
Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through the front door and removed the victim’s television.

Business Burglary
Mobile Convenience Store
10920 Highway 41 S, Gibsonton
Unknown suspects smashed the glass on the backdoor and removed various items valued at about $1,000

Residential Burglary
5765 Newmauma Park Drive, Wimauma
Unknown suspects forced entry through the front door and removed a television.

Residential Burglary
5767 Newmauma Park Drive, Wimauma
Unknown suspects forced entry through a rear sliding glass door and removed clothing.

Residential Burglary
15533 Long Cypress Drive, Ruskin
Unknown suspects forced entry though a bedroom window and took various items including jewelry.

Business Burglary
Teresa’s Food Mart
11733 N 15 St., Tampa
Unknown suspects used a stolen vehicle to crash into the building and steal items.

Business Burglary
Tampa Bay Power Sports
13521 Florida Ave. N, Tampa
Unknown suspects crashed a vehicle into the building and stole seven dirt bikes.

Business Burglary
Dunkin Donuts
1909 E Bearss Ave., Tampa
Unknown suspect possibly entered through the drive-through window and took cash.

Business Burglary
Family Dollar Store
2275 E Bears Ave., Tampa
Unknown suspect entered by smashing front door. Suspects stole 50 cartons of cigarettes and did about $3,000 damage to the business (metal roll-up door, cigarette case, office door, exterior door).

Business Burglary
J & J Tires
19033 N Highway 41, Tampa
Unknown suspects entered the business and removed a laptop, tools, tire and other miscellaneous items valued at more than $5,000.

Business Burglary
Best Buy Liquors
1504 Storington Ave., Brandon
Unknown suspects entered the business by shattering the glass door with a brick. Once inside the suspects took mini liquor bottles, lottery tickets and cigarettes, total value is estimated between $3,000 and $5,000.

For information about the Hillsborough sheriff, go to hcso.tampa.fl.us.

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