What: Sheriff Chad Chronister will announce the results of an investigation into multiple burglaries throughout Hillsborough County.
Where: The Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room, 520 N Falkenburg Rd, Tampa, FL 33619
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has disbanded an organized crime operation in which the individuals involved were breaking into local businesses, stealing property, then selling the items to unsuspecting customers.
Multiple suspects were arrested in connection with the burglary spree, and more than $13,000 in stolen property, including electronics, was recovered.
While the victims in some of the burglaries have been identified, Sheriff Chad Chronister is hoping the public can assist with identifying the remaining burglary victims.
“Many of the items were taken from local businesses and others were stolen right off the porch of a residence in Hillsborough County,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “These burglaries are even more intolerant, as the businesses targeted are already struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am very proud of the diligent work by our detectives who identified these suspects and put a stop to their crime spree. We are hoping the public can help us return all of the stolen items to their rightful owners.”
Media is invited to view the stolen property and learn more about the ongoing investigation during a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, at the Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room.
Any media outlets planning to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing the HCSO Public Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodations have been made for attendees to social distance, and face coverings are required for everyone in attendance.