Saturday, May 26, 2018
Public safety

Seffner man surrenders after seeing coverage of theft on TV

TAMPA — A Seffner man who stole a laptop computer from a Walmart surrendered Wednesday after seeing the story on the TV news, authorities said.

Oscar Lee Lawrence, 21, faces a grand theft charge. He turned the stolen laptop over to detectives at the Orient Road Jail, deputies said.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the theft happened Oct. 10 at a Valrico Walmart.

A man and woman entered the store that evening. The woman acted as a lookout as the man used a pair of scissors to pry open a laptop display case.

He took a Hewlett Packard model from the case and the two left the store and fled in a sedan.

The Sheriff's Office released descriptions of the two and asked for help in finding them.

Wednesday, a sheriff's spokesman said the woman involved has not been charged as the investigation continues.

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