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Deputies searching for group who may be linked to home burglary in Riverview

Posted at 2:49 PM, Mar 19, 2019

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying a group of five individuals caught on video that may be linked to a home burglary the night before.

Four older teen males and a female were captured walking as a group down Anna George Drive in Riverview before they all split up and went to different homes in the subdivision.

The sheriff's office said in a press release Tuesday that they believe the group of individuals may have been checking door handles in the Arbor Reserves subdivision.

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One of the males in the video is seen covering his face, before ringing the doorbell and running away.

The night before, there was a burglary in the same block where someone opened an unlocked front door and took toys from inside the house while the family was asleep upstairs.

The sheriff's office is trying to figure out if these two incidences are related.

Detectives say they want to identify the subjects to interview them.

Neighbors tell us they fear the group was canvassing their neighborhood to see who was home or who had dogs, but a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office said it’s too early to tell.

If you have any information you can call the sheriff’s office.