Deputies search for suspects who used toaster to burn business, $30K worth of damages

Posted at 11:43 AM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 11:43:54-04

The Hillsborough County Fire Marshal's are asking for the public's help identifying two suspects wanted on arson charges for starting a large, damaging fire at Cyber Café.

The crime, that took place on Friday, April 28 around 8:30 p.m., caused approximately $30,000 worth of damage. The two broke into the café, located on the 13700 block of 42nd Street North in Tampa, through the back door. When they were inside, they found items in the café and proceeded to stick them into a toaster until it caught on fire.

The suspects were caught on surveillance video and are described as: A white male wearing a red hoodie and dark shorts and a black male wearing a white shirt and dark shorts.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this 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 1-800-873-8477, 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.