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Detectives investigate rash of car burglaries in Riverview

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Those living on Havasu court take pride in hard work and the things they work for.

"We are hard working people. We never thought that anybody would do that," Timeetha Bush.

For Timeetha Bush's fiancé, it is his classic car collection.

"He doesn't take it for granted and he doesn't really want others to take for granted," said Bush.

On Saturday, March 1st someone did.

He woke up at 4 a.m. to hear his car alarm going off.

"He ran outside and that is when he realized that someone had been in the car," Bush said.

His convertible top was slashed and someone tried to pry open his trunk. Bush and her fiancé weren't the only ones awake.

"Every neighbor in that circle was vandalized," Bush said.

Neighbors were missing wallets, stereos and other electronics. By the time daylight broke, they got their first big tip.

"What goes on at night does come to light," Bush said.

A neighbor's surveillance cameras caught two men canvassing the neighborhood going from one car to the next.

"It looked like it was just something of nature that they liked to do," Bush said.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's office said it is a common crime. To avoid it, they tell people to not leave valuables in the car.

"We want the community to know that this is happening at gyms, grocery stores and right in your own drive way as you're sleeping," said Cristal Bermudez Nunez with the sheriff's office.

Bush and her neighbors have a warning for the suspects.

"I would not come back to our neighborhood because all the neighbors are watching out. It is team," said Bush.

Anyone with any information reference the suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough county sheriff's office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects 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 or text "cstb plus your tip" to c-r-i-m-e-s (274637).

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