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Grim weekend tally: At least 71 arrested, 40 businesses damaged in Tampa

Charges include burglary, rioting and unlawful assembly. At least 23 businesses were looted, police said.

TAMPA — Authorities arrested at least 70 people during the weekend’s unrest in Tampa and tallied damage to at least 40 businesses.

The Tampa Police Department on Sunday released the names of 40 people arrested amid demonstrations against police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died after he was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer. On Monday, Tampa police released the names of 21 more people arrested later Sunday.

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has identified 10 people arrested by deputies Saturday and Sunday. One of those suspects was already on the Tampa police list.

Police also released a list of Tampa businesses damaged and looted, from mom-and-pop operations to chain stores. Some had minor damage; at least two appeared to be heavily damaged or destroyed by fire.

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Here are some facts about the 70 suspects:

  • Most were charged with burglary of a structure during a state of emergency, a second-degree felony. Other charges include rioting, grand theft, unlawful assembly, battery on a law enforcement officer, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest and trespassing. Most arrested later Sunday face a charge of violating an emergency management order.
  • The suspects ranged in age from 14 to 48. Seven were juveniles.
  • Fifty-seven are male, 13 are female.
  • Sixty listed addresses in the Tampa Bay area, three listed addresses elsewhere in Florida and seven were listed as “at large.”

At least 23 businesses looted

Some of the businesses on the list of 40 released by police had minor damage, such as broken windows, and were not looted. But in at least 23 cases, looters were able to gain entry, police said.

Among the most heavily damaged or destroyed was Champs Sports, a sporting goods store at 2381 Fowler Ave. that was looted and then set ablaze. The store appeared to be a total loss.

The nearby Saigon Bay Vietnamese restaurant appeared to be heavily damaged or destroyed by fire. Down on Busch Boulevard near Busch Gardens, the Island Mobil station was also looted and damaged by fire.

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Here is the police department’s list of businesses and how they were affected:

Fowler Avenue

  • Hertz Rental Car, 1102 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door
  • CVS, 2911 Fowler Ave.: pharmacy window and front door windows damaged
  • Dollar Tree, 2772 Fowler Ave: damaged front door, looted
  • Pet Supermarket, 2766 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door
  • Winn Dixie Liquor Store, 2712 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door, looted
  • CosmoProf, 2566 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door, looted
  • Boost Mobile, 2564 Fowler Ave: damaged front door, looted
  • Standard Leasing, 2558 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door
  • Pizza Hut, 2550 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door
  • Little Greek, 2548 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door
  • Champs Sports, 2381 Fowler Ave.: looted and burned
  • Saigon Bay, 2373 Fowler Ave.: fire
  • Dollar General, 2362 Fowler Ave.: fire
  • Malani Jewelry, 2367 Fowler Ave.: fire
  • AT&T, 2351 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door, looted
  • Footaction, 2335 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door, looted
  • Badar’s Hair and All Beauty Salon, 2321 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door, looted
  • Suntrust, 2208 Fowler Ave.: side window smashed and attempted looting; ATM pulled out of wall and looted. The ATM in Suntrust’s drive-thru located across the street was also damaged.
  • Vitamin Shoppe, 2201 Fowler Ave: damaged front door, looted
  • Marathon Gas, 2107 Fowler Ave. damaged front door
  • RaceTrac, 2120 Fowler Ave.: attempted arson
  • Walgreens, 1860 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door, looted
  • Gold and Diamond Source, 1715 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door, looted
  • Verizon Wireless: 1515 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door, looted
  • T Mobile, 1505 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door, looted
  • Sam’s Smoke Shop, 1216 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door, looted
  • Black Diamond, 1214 Fowler Ave.: damaged front door, looted

Busch Boulevard

  • Quick Fuel, 2124 Busch Blvd.: damaged front door
  • Dollar General, 2400 Busch Blvd:: attempted smash of front door
  • Metro PCS, 2602A Busch Blvd: damaged front door, looted
  • Rapid Cash, 2602B Busch Blvd.: no details provided
  • Island Mobile, 3003 Busch Blvd.: looted, damaged by fire
  • Speedway, 3701 Busch Blvd.: damaged front doors
  • Value Pawn, 4115 Busch Blvd." damaged front doors, looted

Nebraska Avenue

  • Value Pawn, 1345 N Nebraska Ave: damaged front door, looted
  • Mr Gold’s, 11502 N Nebraska Ave.: damaged front door, looted
  • Cash America, 9631 N Nebraska Ave.: damaged front door, looted

15th Street

  • J-Lo Beauty Supply, 11607 N 15th St.: damaged front door, looted
  • Sav-Mor Market. 11601 N 15th St.: damaged front door, looted

30th Street

  • Wawa, 11510 30th St.: damaged back door

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect figure for the total number of arrests last weekend in connection with demonstrations and looting in Hillsborough County.

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