TAMPA, Fla. -- Detectives in Hillsborough County are searching for a man who they say broke into a Tampa warehouse last week to scope it out for a possible future burglary. 

  • Officials: Man broke into Tampa warehouse, gathered intel
  • Detectives say he scoped out place for possible future burglary
  • Anyone with info asked to call Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200

Detectives said a man broke into the Colonial Distributing warehouse at 10889 Crossroads Commerce Blvd. just after midnight Sunday.

They said he walked around documenting the various inventory and spoke with someone on his cell phone. Detectives said the man seemed particularly interested in the tobacco products. 

According to officials, Colonial Distributing has been targeted for their tobacco products before at a different location. Even though nothing was stolen during Sunday's break-in, detectives said they think the man was gathering intelligence for a future burglary. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.