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13-054 Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance In Identifying Suspect Who Stole Weapons And Police Items From Unmarked Sheriff’s Office Vehicle

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Burglary and Pawn Unit

What:
Detectives assigned to the Burglary and Pawn Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who stole weapons and other police items from an unmarked Sheriff’s Office vehicle. See attached flyer.

When:
The burglary occurred between 5:00 p.m. on March 11, 2013 and 7:00 a.m. on March 12, 2013.

Where:
The burglary occurred near 80th Avenue North and 41st Street North in Pinellas Park.

Why/How:
Detectives say the suspect burglarized the unmarked law enforcement vehicle by gaining access to the trunk.

Detectives say the suspect stole a Rock River Arms Rifle with magazines, a Glock-model pistol with Blackhawk paddle holster & drop-down leg holster as well as a black vest with “Sheriff” on the front and back in white letters.

The contents of the vest that were also stolen included Glock-model magazines, a tactical flashlight, a Bench Mark knife, a set of Smith and Wesson handcuffs, and a radio holder. In addition, a black nylon duty belt with handcuff case, expandable baton and holder, and a magazine pouch were taken.

The suspect also stole a black tri-fold leather wallet with a silver Sheriff’s star badge and two agency credentials.

Anyone with information that may assist detectives in identifying a suspect is asked to contact Detective Chris Parkins of the Burglary and Pawn Unit at (727) 582-6200; or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

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