Smoke shop burglar wanted, $1,000 reward for info

8:53 PM, Nov 8, 2012   |    comments
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Brandon, FL-- Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay offers a reward of up to $1,000 for any information that may lead to the arrest of a man who broke into a local smoke shop and stole drug paraphernalia items last weekend.

According to reports, it was just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning when the suspect, a white male between 18 and 22, shattered the front window of the Bloombox Smoke Shop off of Bloomingdale Ave. 

He then reportedly left without entering, and rode a bike to a nearby gas station and purchased cigarettes. 

After buying the cigarettes, he headed back to the smoke shop, and walked in through the shattered window wearing a mask. 

While inside, he removed several drug paraphernalia items, concealing them in a backpack, and fled the scene, reports say. 

It doesn't stop there. The suspect allegedly returned one more time just before 2 a.m. to take more drug paraphernalia items. 

His full description is as follows: 

  • White male
  • 18-22 years-of-age 
  • 5'10" to 6'0"
  • 170-180 pounds -medium build
  • Dark hair
  • Unshaven beard
  • Dark blue/light blue hooded sweater with bone designs, black shorts, dark colored shoes
Report information regarding the suspect anonymously to Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-873-TIPS(8477), report online at , text "CSTB plus your tip" to 274637(CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using their new "Tipsubmit Mobile"application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids. 

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