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Deputies search for men who stole cigarettes from Circle K gas stations in Tampa

Posted at 9:23 AM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 09:23:42-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating and identifying gas station robbery suspects.

Deputies said, shortly after 2 a.m., three black males, who acted as if they were shopping, rushed the counter of the Circle K on W Bearss Ave. and demanded the clerk put single pack cigarettes inside a clear plastic bag.

While investigating the robbery, deputies said they received a call about a similar incident at the Circle K on Ehrlich Rd.

In the second robbery, deputies said three male suspects stole 30 cartons of cigarettes before fleeing in a black SUV.

At this time, it is unknown if the robberies are connected.

Anyone with information about the gas station robbery suspects should call HCSO at 813-247-8200.