Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Burglary/ Pawn Unit
Detectives assigned to the Burglary/ Pawn Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject who may be linked to smash and grab vehicle burglaries in Palm Harbor .
The vehicle burglaries occurred sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on February 18, 2016.
The vehicle burglaries occurred at the YMCA Greater Palm Harbor Branch, located at 1600 16th Street in Palm Harbor.
Detectives assigned to the Burglary/ Pawn Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject who they think is linked to six smash and grab vehicle burglaries in Palm Harbor.
According to detectives, suspects smashed windows and stole purses out of six unoccupied vehicles that were parked in the YMCA Greater Palm Harbor Branch parking lot, located at 1600 16th Street in Palm Harbor. In each one of these cases the suspects forced entry to the locked vehicles by smashing a window and stole the victim’s purses that in some cases were in plain view.
Detectives say that on February 19, 2016, an unidentified female subject tried cashing a stolen check from one of the vehicle burglaries at a bank in Clearwater. The subject is described as a white female, approximately 30 to 40 years old, with shoulder length dark hair (possibly a wig), and wearing a blue shirt.
This same female subject may be linked to additional vehicle burglaries in Clearwater.
Anyone with information that may assist detectives in this case is asked to contact Detective Zinge of the Burglary/Pawn Unit at (727) 582-6200; or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.
The investigation continues.
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