Duo steals almost $1,000 worth of cigarettes from gas station

5:30 PM, Jan 11, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, FL-- Hillsborough deputies are currently searching for two suspects who robbed a local gas station of nearly $1,000 worth of cigarettes last month. 

According to reports, the two walked into the Circle K gas station off the 5200 block of Sligh Ave. just before 8:30 p.m. on December 19. 

One distracted the clerk as the other broke his way into a locked room and took multiple cartons of cigarettes.

The duo then left the gas station in what officials say was a "dark, 4-door vehicle."

The suspects have been described as follows:

Suspect 1

  • Black Male
  • Approximately 5'6"-5'8"
  • 210-215 lbs
  • Last seen wearing a white hat, white t-shirt and dark blue jeans

Suspect 2

  • Black Male
  • Approximately 5'9"-5'11"
  • 160-175 lbs. 
  • Last seen wearing a white t-shirt, plaid jacket, a blue baseball cap and dark blue pants

Deputies ask anyone with any information reference the suspects to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. 

You may also report anonymously and become eligible for a cash reward by contacting Crime stoppers. 

Call 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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