Burglary Suspect Targets Cash Registers in Local Businesses

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The suspect smashed the front door with a brick, kicked out the excess and entered through the bottom section.
The suspect smashed the front door of the Huracan Supermarket with a brick, kicked out the excess glass and then entered through the bottom section.

View video of the suspect leaving the Huracan Supermarket carrying a stolen register here.

DATE/TIME: April 26, 2011 through May 21, 2011

SUSPECT: B/M, 30-49 years old, approx. 5'5" and 170 pounds, medium build with short black hair

Tampa Police detectives are searching for a suspect who stole cash registers out of several local businesses. The suspect smashed either the glass door or window to break into eight businesses. He left the scene carrying the whole cash register in most of the burglaries. He only stole money from inside the registers in two of the break-ins. Detectives believe that the alarm scared the suspect away before he could steal anything from Parts House and Elmer's Sports Cafe.

The burglaries occurred between April 26, 2011 and May 21, 2011 during the evening hours. Most of the victimized businesses are located along I-275. Anyone with information is asked to call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130.

4/26/2011-4/27/2011 Tropical Car Wash, 9100 North Nebraska Avenue
4/27/2011 Huracan Supermarket, 402 East Slight Avenue
4/28/2011-4/29/2011 Parts House, 1032 East Hillsborough Avenue
5/13/2011 Hungry Howie's, 2001 East Hillsborough Avenue
5/14/2011-5/15/2011 Martha's Place, 5202 N. Nebraska Avenue
5/17/2011-5/18/2011 Natural Supreme Smoothie, 1910 East 7th Avenue
5/18/2011 Elmer's Sports Cafe, 2003 East 7th Avenue
5/20/2011-5/21/2011 True Auto Care, 802 East Sligh Avenue

Janelle McGregor
Public Information Office