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Update: Tampa Premium Outlets re-opens, deputies investigating robbery at diamond store

Deputies are searching for a suspect. There is no public safety threat.
Tampa Premium Outlets, 2300 Grand Cypress Drive. The area’s newest outlet is touting the shop tax free weekend and extra savings on top of already reduced prices.
Tampa Premium Outlets, 2300 Grand Cypress Drive. The area’s newest outlet is touting the shop tax free weekend and extra savings on top of already reduced prices.
Published Jan. 19
Updated Jan. 19

WESLEY CHAPEL — In the middle of the day on the Sunday of a holiday weekend, Tampa Premium Outlets temporarily closed as authorities investigate a robbery, deputies said.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, there was a robbery at the Helzberg Diamonds Outlet. The store is located next to the food court in the middle of the shopping center.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m., deputies said the outlets would close for 45 minutes to an hour. By just after 2 p.m., the shopping center had re-opened.

UPDATE: The investigation is still underway, but the Tampa Premium Outlets has resumed normal operations. If you have...

Posted by Pasco Sheriff's Office on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Deputies said the suspect in the robbery is a 5-foot-9 male who was wearing a hoodie, and their vehicle is a gray or silver Cadillac with blacked-out license plate numbers and a Florida State border on the tag. Anyone with information can call 727-847-8102.

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