Thieves caught on camera buying padlock to replace the one they cut through, HCSO says

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputies are looking for two men who stole a semi trailer February 10 carrying $80,000 in aluminum pipes.

Deputies say two suspects cut the padlock on a parking lot gate at 7935 Benjamin Road.  The suspects stole a 1997 Freightliner and a flatbed trailer loaded with aluminum beams.

The suspects fled undetected.

Surveillance video from a nearby Wal Mart store shows two suspects purchasing a padlock.  The padlock was used to replace the one cut from the business gate.

The suspects left the store in a red Ford F150 truck with a flatbed topper.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30-49 years of age, 6'0, weighing between 220-240 lbs, with a large build.  This suspect is also bald and has brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, camouflage cargo pants, silver frame glasses and dark shoes.

The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30-49 years of age, 6'0, weighing 240-260 lbs., with a large build.  This suspect is also bald and has brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a blue ECKO Unlimited t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call the HCSO at 813.247.8200.  You can also call crime stoppers and be eligible for a reward at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or report crimes anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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