Detectives Investigating South Tampa Burglary Pattern

03/18/15
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Video from the Royal Palace Burglary is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz43ftdriYo or TPD’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/Tampapd
At 2:23, the suspect can be seen in the bottom left corner and at 2:23:15, there is a good shot of the suspect’s face.

Detectives believe the same suspect broke into several Davis Islands and South Tampa businesses. In several of the burglaries, the suspect fled when the alarm went off and officers responded. He left empty handed in the majority of the burglaries.

July 23, 2011 between midnight and 9 a.m.
Estela’s Mexican Restaurant
209 East Davis Boulevard
An unknown suspect forcibly entered the business by smashing in the front glass door.

July 23, 2011, between midnight and 9:30 a.m.
Royal Palace Thai Cuisine
811 South Howard Avenue
The suspect entered the business by smashing a sliding glass door. Once inside, the suspect ransacked the business and took cash.

July 24, 2011, 3:30 a.m.
717 Restaurant
717 South Howard Avenue
The suspect smashed a window and crawled inside. The suspect fled when the alarm sounded.

July 24, 2011, 3:42 a.m.
The Bungalow Restaurant
2202 West Kennedy Boulevard
The suspect smashed a window and entered the business. Once the alarm sounded, the suspect fled.

July 24, 2011, 4:49 a.m.
Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant
3035 West Kennedy Boulevard
The suspect entered the business, but there were no signs of forced entry. He fled when the alarm sounded.

July 24, 2011, 4 a.m.
Rick’s Italian Café
214 East Davis Boulevard
The suspect smashed the glass front glass door and entered the business. He fled with bottles of liquor.