Friday, December 15, 2017
Public safety

Man robbed at knifepoint in Gibsonton laundromat

GIBSONTON -- A man was robbed at knifepoint Monday in a Gibsonton laundromat, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities say the suspect approached Richard Crone Jr., 75, from behind at 2:30 p.m. Monday and placed a knife to his throat at the laundromatat 11024 US Hwy 41 S. The suspect forced Crone to the ground and stole money from him before leaving the scene, the sheriff's office said.

Surveillance video shows the suspect at a convenience store before the crime, the sheriff's office said. Authorities described him as a Hispanic male between the age of 20 and 25, about 6 feet tall and between 170 and 190 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black basketball shorts with white stripes on the sides, the sheriff's office said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200, or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 873-8477 or crimestopperstb.com.

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