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Deputies looking for duo who robbed Lutz woman while she let them in to use restroom

LUTZ — Hillsborough County detectives are searching for two people who stole from a 78-year-old woman after they asked to use her restroom.

At about 6:30 p.m. March 20, as the woman returned home from shopping, a man and woman approached her. She allowed them into her house to use the restroom while she poured water for them, deputies reported.

When she wasn't looking, they took a wallet from her purse, the Sheriff's Office said.

They left in a cab, which the man drove, and went to the Walgreens at 2111 E Busch Blvd, where they charged $233 on the victim's AARP Visa credit card.

They then went to a convenience store at 2113 E Linebaugh Ave. and used the same card to buy about $25 worth of items, deputies reported.

One of the thieves is a white woman, between 25 and 35 years old and 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 8. She weighs 120 to 160 pounds. The woman was wearing a turquoise tank top, black stretch pants and carrying a large black purse during the robbery, deputies said.

The second thief is a white man, 22 to 30 years old, between 5 feet 9 and 6 feet 3 and weighs 165 to 205 pounds. He may be named Jimmy or James and was wearing a tan baseball cap, T-shirt and khaki cargo shorts.

Anyone with any information should call deputies at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

Deputies looking for duo who robbed Lutz woman while she let them in to use restroom 04/12/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:17pm]
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