Tampa Police Searching for Calm Car Thief

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Surveillance video shows the suspect getting out of the vehicle and pacing back and forth waiting for a car to leave the secure parking garage.




DATE/TIME:            June 23, 2016 between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.      

LOCATION:             Pierhouse at Channelside, 1226 E Cumberland Avenue, Tampa

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:           View surveillance video


Tampa Police officers are working to identify a suspect who stole a car from the Pierhouse at Channelside apartments.  The suspect accessed the gated parking garage and entered the victim’s unlocked Nissan Rogue.  A key fob and a key were also left inside the vehicle.  The suspect waited approximately two and a half hours for a resident to exit the gated area so that he could follow behind them in the stolen vehicle.  

Officers recovered the stolen vehicle three hours later in the 2700 block of 11th Avenue.  The suspect is still at large.

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 suspect in this case.  Anyone 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 our P3 Tips mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids.


Janelle McGregor