Sunday, February 18, 2018
Public safety

Man robs Brandon gas station with socks on hands

BRANDON — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who robbed a gas station with socks on his hands in an apparent attempt to conceal his fingerprints.

The man broke into a Chevron station at 202 W Brandon Blvd. on Jan. 18 about 4:30 a.m., the sheriff's office said, and took cash and several cartons of cigarettes. He also wore a hooded sweatshirt, dress pants and shoes. Video of the incident can be seen online at youtube/GSU2E6pDDFw. The sheriff's office described the man as white, 30-to-49 years old, 5-foot-11 and about 190 pounds. "More fat than muscular in appearance," deputies said.

Anyone with any information can call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). Reports can be submitted anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or by texting "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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