Tampa Police Searching for Suspect in Commercial Burglaries

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Suspect Targeting Dollar Stores 


DATE/TIME:            December 5, 2018 between 11:30 p.m. and 11:44 p.m.

LOCATION:             Family Dollar, 10404 North Nebraska Avenue, Tampa


DATE/TIME:            December 14, 2018 at approximately 12:26 a.m.

LOCATION:             Family Dollar, 1727 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa


DATE/TIME:            December 16, 2018 at approximately 12 a.m.

LOCATION:             Dollar Tree, 5100 North Florida Avenue, Tampa


DATE/TIME:            December 28, 2018 between 3 a.m. and 3:12 a.m.

LOCATION:             Dollar General, 2400 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa




Tampa Police officers are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect who is targeting dollar stores.  Based on surveillance images, the suspect is described as a black male with a mustache/goatee who is approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build.  He was last seen wearing a white sleeveless hoodie with possibly a gray long sleeve shirt underneath, long blue jean shorts, and black shoes.


In all four cases, the suspect forcefully smashed the front glass door or an adjacent window to get inside of the businesses.  During the December 14 and 28 burglaries the suspect was able to steal merchandise out of the stores and flee unnoticed.  No items were reported stolen during the December 5 and 16 break-ins.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.


Janelle McGregor

Tampa PD Spokesperson