TAMPA, Fla. -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance video from May 30 of hundreds of people looting the Walmart store on East Fletcher Avenue.
What You Need To Know
- Hundreds of people seen on surveillance video looting Walmart
- The incident occurred on Saturday, May 30, during protests
- An estimated $116,000 in merchandise and damages was reported
- Anyone with info to call HCSO at 813-247-8200
The store was closed due to the protests occurring outside the University Mall, when a crowd gathered outside the Walmart around 9 p.m. Saturday.
According to the sheriff's office, people weilding blunt objects, like hammers, broke the glass entrance doors and stormed into the store. Detectives believe approximately 200 people entered the store and said most began looting the electronics section.
An estimated $116,000 in merchandise and damages was reported.
"Not only is this violence completely unacceptable, it was disrespectful to the protesters who were out there that night trying to express their message in an impactful way," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "We are actively working to identify each and every one of these suspects and ask the public to provide any information they may have."
Anyone with information on what happened that night is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.