Thieves break into Hillsborough Co. cars looking for guns

Surveillance image.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two suspects who broke into cars in the Riverview area.

(Source: Grey Keller)

They say the cars were unlocked and want to remind everyone that it is always important to lock your vehicles and to take anything of value out of them when they are parked in your driveway or even your garage.

The first suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, approximately 16 to 19 years old, with a medium build, between 5’7″ and 5’10”.

The second suspect is described as a black or Hispanic male, approximately 17 to 20 years old, with a medium build, between 5’7″ and 5’10”, wearing socks on his hands.

Both suspects were captured on video and are seen wearing hooded sweatshirts and backpacks.

Meanwhile, neighbors in a Gibsonton neighborhood are seeing the same crime.

Tahalia Solana says friend was visiting from out of town when he got hit.

“He walked out to his car and noticed that he had his gun stolen from his car,” she says.

She says his car was locked. They are still not sure how he managed to get inside and steal his gun.

That same night, a few doors down, Sean Marovich’s gun was taken. However, his car was unlocked.

“First time and that was the one. (I spent) 21 years in the military. I know how to do weapons. It was just that one time. Shame on me,” he says.

It’s a mistake deputies call careless.

“Do not leave a weapon inside your vehicle,” says Hillsborough sheriff PIO Debbie Carter. “It doesn’t matter if you are going to be gone for just a couple of seconds or not.”

If you have any information that could help lead to an arrest, please call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

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