Two men are being sought by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the robbery of a Circle K in Riverview early today.
About 3:26 a.m., two men entered the Circle K at 11401 Hwy. 301 S., at Symmes Road, and demanded money, according to the sheriff’s office. One suspect went to the office but was stopped by the locked door. The other suspect, armed with a black handgun, went behind the counter, grabbed money and Newport cigarettes, and put them in a black duffel bag.
The suspects fled west on Symmes, the sheriff’s office said.
The robbery appears similar to another one that occurred Monday at the Radiant Food Store, 2801 50th St. S. in Tampa, according to the sheriff’s office.
The first suspect is described as 18 to 20 years old, about 5-foot-8, weighing 170 to 190 pounds, the sheriff’s office said. He was last seen wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt with Aeropostale in white lettering, a dark bandana over his face, dark blue jeans, and black shoes with red trim on bottom.
The second suspect is described as about 20 years old, about 5-foot-10, weighing 240 pounds, and was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun with a silver barrel, according to the sheriff’s office. He was last seen wearing a blue, hooded sweatshirt with white Zuhag monkey logo on front, a dark bandana over his face, dark pants and gray sneakers.
Anyone with any information on the suspects is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (813) 247-8200. Or, to be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report the information anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text “CSTB plus your tip” to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).