NewsHillsborough County

Actions

Suspect arrested after two Tampa gas stations were robbed at gunpoint on the same day

WFTS-Web-Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 2:31 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 10:27:43-04

Tampa Police Department has arrested a suspect accused of robbing two local gas stations at gunpoint on the same day.

Joshua Joseph Seun Doxa, 18, was identified by detectives, forensics personnel and fingerprint specialists after prints were left behind at the scene.

Doxa lives several blocks away from the two robberies.

At 9:37 p.m. Thursday, he was taken into custody as he was attempting to drive away in a car he bought with the money from the armed robberies, police say.

The gun and other items from the robbery were found inside the car, which was seized and impounded.

After a search warrant was executed at his residence, the clothing, glasses, and beanie worn during the robberies were located and taken into evidence.

He is charged with two counts Armed Robbery with Firearm; two counts Carrying Concealed Firearm.

On Wednesday at 2 a.m., the suspect entered the Mobil gas station at 10002 N. Florida Ave. and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the employee and demanded money.

After that, at 5:12 p.m., the same suspect entered the Citgo station at 9931 N. Florida Ave., removed a black handgun from his waistband and pointed it at an employee, again demanding money.

He had last been seen heading eastbound on E. Linebaugh Ave on a black and white mountain bike.

He is described as a black male armed with a black handgun. He is 6-feet tall and weighs about 150 lbs.