Tampa police search for three suspects in pawn shop robbery, more than $10K in jewelry stolen

Posted at 8:50 AM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 08:52:50-04

Detectives with the Tampa Police Department are searching for three suspects in a pawn shop robbery. 

On Monday, October 17, at 6:54 p.m., three masked suspects entered the Value Pawn located at 3102 Hillsborough Avenue West in Tampa. The suspects ordered everyone inside of the store to get on the ground.

One of the suspects was armed with a small handgun. 

The suspects then used a hammer style tool to shatter the glass case containing jewelry. 

Detectives say approximately $10,000 to $20,000 worth of jewelry was stolen. 

The robbery was captured on surveillance video. 

Watch below:

Suspect descriptions:

  • black male, 5'10", 200lbs., wearing a black ski mask, gray long sleeve shirt, dark colored pants and armed with a silver, small caliber semi-automatic handgun                             
  • black male, 6'02", 200lbs., dreadlocks, red bandanna over face, black long sleeve shirt, black pants and black shoes
  • black male, 5'10", 180lbs., blue bandanna over face, black long sleeve shirt, black pants and black shoes
  • unknown description

The robbers fled in what detectives believed to be an older model Honda Accord, silver, with a possible Florida tag of 532BVR. Detectives say there was a fourth suspect driving the getaway vehicle. 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification of the suspects involved in the case. 

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.