Two teens wanted in attempted Armed Robbery

3:41 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
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Tampa, FL-- Hillsborough deputies search for two 14-15 year-old Hispanic males wanted in connection with an attempted Armed Robbery of the Tienda Mexicana Hidalgo last week. 

According to reports, it was just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday November 20 when the adolescents entered the store. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money as the other acted as a look out.  

The clerk struggled with the suspect with the gun and retrieved a knife from under the counter. Reports say that's when both suspects fled the business on foot, northeast on Highway 41. 

They were not successful in robbing the store, but officials still ask for the public's assistance in locating them. 

They have been described as follows:

Suspect 1: 

  • Hispanic male
  • 14 - 15 years of age
  • 5 feet
  • 100 lbs
  • Thin build
  • Short black hair
  • Possibly has a teardrop tattoo under his eyes.  
  • Wearing a black bandana over face, black hooded sweatshirt, and white shorts
  • Armed with a handgun

Suspect 2: 

  • Hispanic male
  • 14 - 15 years of age
  • 5 feet
  • 110 lbs
  • Medium build
  • Short black hair
  • Wearing a black sunglasses, black hooded sweatshirt

Officials ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.

You may also submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), reporting online or texting "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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