Detectives seek to identify burglary suspects in Safety Harbor

Posted at 10:08 AM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 15:13:15-04

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating three suspects who burglarized a home in Safety Harbor.

The three suspects forced their way into the home on Harbor Oaks Circle on Wednesday at about 9:55 a.m., according to detectives.

The master bedroom was ransacked. Items stolen included ladies jewelry and men's watches valued at $2,200.

The burglary was captured by the victim's surveillance video. 

Detectives describe the suspects as three black males in their late teens or early 20's.

  • Suspect #1: Described as a black male, 16-25 years of age with a short haircut to mini-afro. He was last seen wearing a red tee shirt with a white circle across the front with a tree-like image within the circle.  He was wearing white "cut-off" jean shorts and black sneakers.
  • Suspect #2: Described as a black male, 16-25 years of age, and thin build. He was last seen wearing a white tee shirt and dark colored pants.
  • Suspect #3: Described as a black male, 16-25 years of age, thin build, and a short haircut to mini-afro. He was wearing a dark shirt with white or yellow horizontal stripes and gray sweat pants.

According to detectives, shortly thereafter, Clearwater Police Department reported a nearby occupied residential burglary attempt in their jurisdiction that detectives believe are related. Three black males were seen fleeing from the residence in a stolen green, Toyota Rav 4, Florida tag L49OEG.

Detectives say the vehicle was stolen out of Clearwater last week. 

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Detective J. Schein of the North County Property Crimes Unit at (727) 582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or