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Three robbers invade home with children inside in Wimauma

Posted at 7:37 AM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 05:47:11-05

WIMAUMA, Fla. — Hillsborough County deputies are searching for three male suspects who reportedly broke in and robbed a mobile home in Wimauma.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, around 5:41 a.m. on Tuesday, three males broke into a mobile home located in the 100 block of Delia Street in Wimauma. They allegedly broke in through the back door window and confronted two people inside.

Deputies say that at least one of the male suspects was armed with a handgun.

The three suspects reportedly stole about $1,500 and cell phones.

Deputies say that before leaving, one of the robbers struck a male resident on the head with his handgun. The man was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Family members say three children, ages 3, 6 and 11 were also in the home.

Outside of the home, the three robbers then confronted a man sitting in his Ford Focus. They reportedly smashed out a window of the car, yanked the man out of the driver's seat and stole the vehicle. The driver was not injured.

The car is a 2001 Ford Focus with a Tennessee license tag that may have read 8G98X5.

The suspects were described as three tall, thin, black men, possibly in their 30s with dark clothing.

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOSheriff app available on both android and apple products. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or send a mobile tip using their 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.