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Hillsborough deputies search for serial armed robber

TAMPA — Deputies are looking for a man they believe robbed 10 stores in eastern Hillsborough County at gunpoint the past several months.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect, who has been recorded by surveillance cameras wearing a hooded sweatshirt and unusual-looking red-and-white gloves.

Deputies describe the man as black, between 30 and 49 years old, about 5-ft., 10-in. tall, between 220 and 240 pounds. He might have a Jamaican accent, deputies said.

He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, a black ski mask, black shoes and the red-and-white gloves. He may have been driving a silver or tan, older-looking car, possibly a Buick or Ford, deputies said.

These are the stores deputies believe the man robbed:

• Seffner Food Mart, 340 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

• Subway, 455 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

• Chevron, 930 U.S. 92 West

• Judah's Food Store, 1405 78th St.

• 5 Star Food Mart, 4870 Turkey Creek Road

• BP, 10907 U.S. 92 East

• Prime Time Food Store, 3185 N Dover Road

• Big Oak Express, 2710 Turkey Creek Road

• Seffner Food Mart, 340 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

• BP, 5601 E Hillsborough Ave.

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information to contact them at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

Hillsborough deputies search for serial armed robber 06/17/10 [Last modified: Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:07pm]
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