Detectives Searching for Robbery Suspect

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In each of the three cases, the suspect strikes up a friendly conversation with the victims and suddenly becomes violent and robs the victims. In one case, the suspect pistol whipped the victim and he may have tried to shoot the victim, but the gun failed to fire. The suspect is getting more violent with each robbery. In all three robberies, the suspect’s description is similar.
In addition to the suspect in the video and pictures, detectives are trying to identify four females. Two were believed to be with the suspect at the time of the robbery in New Tampa and the other two were with the suspect when he tried to pawn some of the stolen items.

7/20/15, 3:30 a.m.
2901 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa (Travel Lodge)
The suspect struck up a conversation with the victims at the pool and when he went back to their hotel room, the suspect demanded money at gunpoint. He took the victim’s wallet.

7/22/15 12:30 a.m.
2901 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa (Travel Lodge)
The suspect followed the victims into their room and robbed the victims at gunpoint. The suspect took a watch, iPhone and keys to a rental car. The victims were visiting from Italy.

7/26/2015, 8 p.m.
17621 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard Tampa (7-11)
The suspect engaged the victim in a conversation while the victim was pumping gas. When the victim tried to end the conversation and got in his car, the suspect jumped in the passenger seat of the car and pointed a gun at the victim. The suspect demanded the victim drive to his home. Once there, the victim’s mother, niece and nephew were directed at gunpoint to get in the car. They drove to an ATM to withdraw money. In this robbery/kidnapping, the suspect held a gun to the eight year old victim’s head.