Tampa Police Searching for Armed Home Invasion Suspect

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Date: 02/14/2014, 12:15a.m.

Location: South MacDill Avenue (south of Gandy Blvd and North of Interbay Blvd)

Victim: White Female in her later 20's

Suspect Info: 25-35 year old black male, 5'10-6'0 with a stocky build last seen wearing all black clothing and a black beanie. He spoke with a deep, scruffy voice.

Details: The armed suspect followed the victim into her home where he tied her up, ransacked the property and stole valuables. The suspect was in the victim's home for approximately 45 minutes. After he left, the victim was able to free herself and run to a neighbor's home and call 911. Officers launched an extensive search for the suspect. The search is ongoing. Based on the suspect's actions in the home, detectives are working to determine if a sex crime took place so the victim's name and her address are being withheld in accordance with Florida State law.