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Deputies search for armed robbers caught on camera targeting gas stations in Hillsborough County

Posted at 10:06 AM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 10:25:57-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. —  The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying two armed robbers seen in surveillance video targeting Tampa gas stations Wednesday morning.

Officials said the two suspects attempted to rob the Wawa gas station on N Dale Mabry Highway at 1:30 a.m. but did not take off with any valuable items.

Approximately 15 minutes later, the same suspects robbed an unknown amount of cash from the Circle K gas station on Ehrlich Road. 

Officials said one suspect showed a knife and the other a handgun during both the attempted robbery and robbery; however, no one was injured during either incident. 

Below are the descriptions of the suspects:

  • 1: White male, 6', medium build, wearing grey t-shirt with black skull logo on the back, t-shirt covering face, black jeans, black shoes, red and black Chicago Bulls hat, pictured carrying knife in right hand.
  • 2: White male, 6', thin build, black t-shirt with unknown white writing, white t-shirt wrapped over face and head, black and grey shorts, white ankle socks, black shoes, black watch on right wrist, carrying black handgun.

Officials said the two men were seen leaving the gas stations in a light-colored 4-door hatchback. 

HCSO is urging anyone who recognizes the suspects to call them at 813-247-8200. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.