Tampa Police Officers Searching for Family Dollar Armed Robbery Suspect

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DATE/TIME:        September 17, 2017 at 5:58 p.m.

LOCATION:         Family Dollar, 4900 North 40th Street

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:                Light-skinned black male, approximately 5’10”-6’ with either scarring or acne on his face.

SUSPECT VEHICLE:           Gold Nissan Maxima with a dent in front of the driver's door, dark tinted windows, a sun roof and spoiler


Tampa Police officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an armed suspect who robbed a local Family Dollar store.  The suspect entered the store, located at 4900 North 40th Street at approximately 6 p.m. on September 17.  He approached the register holding an unknown object in his right hand with what appeared to be a black t-shirt draped over it.  The suspect held his hand up to the one of the store clerks, implied that he had a gun, and demanded money from both registers.  The two store clerks complied with the suspect’s demands and filled a shopping bag with money out of the registers.  The suspect fled the scene with the stolen cash and got into a gold Nissan Maxima that was waiting for him directly behind the business along Louisiana Street.

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.


Janelle McGregor

TPD Spokesperson