The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two unidentified men who robbed an elderly victim at gunpoint inside a residence in Sun City Center.
On Thursday, September 3, 2020, at approximately 10:16 p.m., video surveillance captured the masked suspects being dropped off on the 300 block of Clubmanor Drive by a silver or gray crossover SUV. They entered an unlocked residence, shoved the elderly victim into a chair, and threatened them with a gun as they took a wallet, credit cards, a cell phone, and demanded “pills.” The victim stated they didn’t have any prescription drugs.
The suspects fled the scene on foot. The next morning bank records show they tried to use the victim’s stolen credit cards at the Racetrac located at 3105 College Avenue in Ruskin at 12:25 a.m. and at 1:25 a.m. at the Pilot gas station located at 1526 East 51st Avenue in Ellenton. Both transactions were declined.
“Through our investigation, we believe this was a targeted attack ,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.“Based on their demands, the suspects seem to be after prescription medication. We are relieved the victim was unharmed, but we will not let these suspects get away with this crime.”
Anyone who believes they may have been a victim or recognizes these suspects is urged to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200.