Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's assistance in tracking down two suspects who broke out the window of a van and stole a purse Saturday afternoon in Tampa.
The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. at the Pin Chaser's Bowling Alley in the 5500 block of West Hillsborough Ave.
According to a HCSO report the victim's Michael Kors Purse was hidden inside the center console of the vehicle. When she came out she noticed the front passenger window was broken out and the purse was gone.
A short time later someone used the woman's credit card at a Hess Gas Station and a T.G.I.Friday's eatery – both located on West Hillsborough Ave.
Both transactions were made within an hour of the theft investigators say. The suspects placed a to-go order at the restaurant but by the time they arrived to pick it up the victim had alerted her bank that the card had been stolen.
The transaction was rejected but an alert employee jotted down a description on the two men who attempted to make the purchase. They fled in a white, newer model Dodge Charger with chrome wheels and dark tinted windows.
A female may have also been in the vehicle with two black males.
Suspect one is in his early 20's, stands approximately 5'9'' tall and weighs about 190 pounds. He had a shaved head, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a navy blue shirt.
The second man stands approximately 5'11'' tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He had a short braid-style haircut, was wearing brow prescription glasses, a white tank top, basketball shorts and orange Nike tennis shoes.
If you have any information about this case or know the whereabouts of the suspects described, please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.
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