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Detectives: Suspect linked to 7 smash-and-grabs

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Detectives in Hillsborough County believe one man may be connected to seven different robberies in the Tampa Bay area.

They all took place at restaurants across Clearwater, North Tampa and Lutz.

Detectives describe the man as a black male between the ages of 22 and 35. He's somewhere between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-11 and is 150 to 180 pounds. In surveillance footage, he's seen wearing a black ski mask and long-sleeve sweatshirt.

In each of the robberies, the man has smashed through windows with bricks and taken money.

Detectives say they happened on these dates at these locations:

Sept. 23: Papa John's Pizza - 7891 Gunn Highway, Tampa

Sept. 25: Pizza Hut - 4535 East Bay Drive, Clearwater

Sept. 27: Domino's Pizza - 13081 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill

Oct. 7: Pizza Hut - 902 Busch Blvd. West, Tampa

Oct. 14: Wendy's Restaurant - 13712 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa

Oct. 16: Pizza Hut - 17420 Highway 41 North, Lutz

Nov. 1: Burger King - 4103 Hillsborough Ave W, Tampa

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at (813) 247-8200.

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