Tampa Police Working to Identify Auto Burglary Suspects
Suspects targeted unlocked vehicles—residents reminded to lock up to prevent thefts
Surveillance video captured during one of the auto burglaries is available on YouTube at:
DATE/TIME: June 16-17, 2016
LOCATIONS: 8531 N. Newport Avenue, 8113 N. Newport Avenue, and 8720 N. Boulevard
SUSPECT DESCRIPTIONS: 2 males (possibly teens); light complexion; slim build
Tampa Police officers are asking for the public’s help in identifying two male suspects who may be responsible for multiple auto burglaries in the North Tampa Estates and Lowry Park North neighborhoods.
During the overnight hours between June 16 and June 17, four unlocked vehicles were burglarized. The suspect tried to break into a fifth vehicle; however, the doors were locked and prevented the suspects from breaking in. Video surveillance shows the two males trying door handles and successfully entering an unlocked vehicle.
Detectives believe the suspects caught on camera may possibly be teenagers.
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 suspects 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.