Stolen Daycare Van Used to Ram into Convenience Store
The van became wedged inside the building and the suspects fled.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Deputies are investigating a burglary this morning (Sept. 22) that happened when a stolen van was used to break into a convenience store, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office said.
About 2:17 am, two men used a Ford van to break the glass windows of the Sunoco Gas Station, 8402 Gunn Highway in Odessa. The van had been stolen about 1:55 a.m. from the Land of Learning Academy, 8809 Robson St. in Tampa.
It appears the men were using the stolen vehicle to gain access into the ATM that was near the front door. After the van was used to smash into the building multiple times and to knock over the bolted ATM, it became wedged inside the building on top of the ATM. The ATM remained within the Sunoco and no items were stolen. The men fled the scene.
Anyone with any information about the burglary is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these 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 crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
For a video of the burglary, go to youtube.com.
For information about the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office, go to hcso.tampa.fl.us.
Photos are screen grabs from Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office video.
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