Tampa Police Officers Investigating Second Family Dollar Armed Robbery
DATE/TIME: September 20, 2017 at 9:06 a.m.
LOCATION: Family Dollar, 4900 North 40th Street
SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: B/M, 5’8”-5’10”, thin to medium build. Last seen wearing a white shirt, blue athletic pants with a white stripe on the side, a baseball cap, and a purple bandana over his face
Tampa Police officers are actively investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Family Dollar on north 40th Street. The unidentified masked suspect robbed the store at approximately 9:06 a.m. on September 20. He jumped over the counter, pointed a gun at the clerk, and demanded money. The terrified victim opened the cash register for the suspect. He grabbed the cash that was inside and fled the store on foot in a northwest direction toward the back of the business.
Multiple patrol officers, including K-9 and Air Service, were dispatched to the scene to search for the suspect. The investigation is still ongoing.
At this time, it is unclear if this recent incident is connected to an armed robbery that took place at the same store on September 17. Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in both robberies to help identify the suspects.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unidentified suspect(s) involved in this armed robbery case. Anyone with any information 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 www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.