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Thieves steal thousands of dollars in cigarettes from Ruskin convenience store in brazen robbery

Posted at 5:30 PM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 17:34:18-04

RUSKIN, Fla. — Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for three men caught on surveillance video hopping over a convenience store counter and stealing thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes.

It happened at the Circle K convenience store at 2810 College Ave. East Tuesday just before 5 a.m.

The men climbed over the store counter, filled trash bags with about 50 cartons of cigarettes, valued at about $7,000 then bolted from the store.

They then left in a gray sedan, possibly a Nissan Altima.

The suspects are described as black males, all between the ages of 18 to 25 years old, 5'8" to 6'0." One suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a white t-shirt and black beanie hat. Another suspect was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants, and a green beanie hat. The third suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray pants and had facial hair.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects 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.