Police searching for Hillsborough County home invasion suspects

By Spectrum Bay News 9 Staff,
Last Updated: Thursday, February 08, 2018, 7:20 AM EST

Two men with rifles broke into a Riverview home and held people at gunpoint during a robbery, according to officials.

  • No one was hurt during robbery
  • Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office gives suspect description
  • Reward being offered for capture of suspects

On Tuesday at around 10:50 p.m., the two entered a home on Stoner Road from the back door and order the people inside to get down, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

As the two men held the people at gunpoint, one of them fired a rifle in the home and the pair fled with money and property, the Sheriff's Office stated, which added that no one was reported to have been injured.

Hours after the home invasion, a debit card that was stolen during the robbery was used at a Walmart by a man and woman, according to deputies.

The man is described as a black male, between the ages of 20 to 30 and 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing at 160 to 180 pounds with a goatee, according to the Sheriff's Office, which added that he was wearing a blue-checkered jacket and white pants.

Deputies described the woman as a black female, between the ages of 20 to 30 and 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing between 120 to 140 pounds with glasses.

She was wearing a multi-colored dress and a gray jacket, explained deputies.

The pair left the store at 2701 Fletcher Ave. in an SUV, which might have been a Dodge Durango, the Sheriff's Office stated.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for the identification and arrest of the people involved in the crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).