Man Sought in Lithia Armed Robbery

The suspect brandished a knife and demanded money and cigarettes.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the subject seen in the surveillance photo. On Feb. 24 at approximately 11:13 p.m., the suspect entered the Circle K Store located at 10520 County Road 39 S. in Lithia and confronted the two clerks. The suspect brandished a knife and demanded money and cigarettes. After receiving an undisclosed amount of currency and cigarettes, the suspect fled northbound from the store on foot.

He is described as a white male, 18 to 22 years of age, 130-150 pounds with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a white knit cap with an “Independent” logo, black bandana over his face, black T-shirt with unknown white letters across the chest, dark blue gloves with a black wristband, a black rag wrapped around his right forearm, long blue jean shorts and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to
C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).


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