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Janelle McGregor, Tampa Police Spokesperson
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Cash Reward for Tips in Couple’s Shooting Increased Crime Stoppers is now offering up to $3,000 in cash for anonymous tips leading to the arrest of the armed robbery duo
 
Tampa, FL November 19, 2013 -


DATE/TIME: November 17, 2013 at 12:34 a.m.

LOCATION: North 15th Street and East 2nd Avenue , Tampa

SUSPECT #1: B/M, 20-30 years old, medium height, thin build, long dreadlocks pulled into a ponytail, observed wearing dark baggy jacket and clothing. Armed with a small handgun.

SUSPECT#2: Heavy set B/F, 20-30 years old, observed wearing a dark shirt, dark shorts with her hair in a bun or pulled back.

DETAILS:

The Tampa Police Department is now turning to the public for help in tracking down two armed suspects wanted for robbing and shooting a couple near North 15th Street and East 2nd Avenue early Sunday morning. Crime Stoppers has increased its reward for anonymous tips leading to the arrest of the male suspect and his female accomplice from $1,000 to $3,000 in cash.

The duo approached the male and female victim as they were walking to their vehicle. The male suspect told the male victim to give up his money, which the victim did. The female suspect approached the female victim, who was in the vehicle and the two began to argue. The female suspect pulled the female victim from the vehicle and a struggle ensued. The males ran to their partner's aid and the male suspect produced a handgun and shot the male suspect in the chest then pushed the female victim and shot her in the abdomen while she was lying on the ground. The suspects fled on foot. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment and have since been released.

Anyone with information about this armed robbery and shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or text "CSTB plus your tip" to 274637 (CRIMES). Anonymous tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000 in cash.

Janelle McGregor
TPD PIO

***Previous Release***

The victims were walking to their vehicle in the area of 15th Street and 2nd Avenue at 12:30am when they were approached by the suspects. The male suspect told the male victim to give up his money, which the victim did. The female suspect approached the female victim, who was in the vehicle and the two began to argue. The female suspect pulled the female victim from the vehicle and a struggle ensued. The males ran to their partner's aid and the male suspect produced a handgun and shot the male suspect in the chest then pushed the female victim and shot her in the abdomen while she was lying on the ground. The suspects fled on foot. Both victims were transported to the hospital. Detectives responded and are actively investigating. As of this writing both victims have non life threatening injuries.
Updates to follow as information is developed.


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