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Thief steals over $3,500 in sunglasses
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Brandon, Florida -- Hillsborough Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help identifying the man seen in the above surveillance photo who stole over $3,500 worth of sunglasses on two occasions from a Sunglass Hut store at Westfield Shopping Mall in Brandon. 

Detectives say on June 14, the unidentified man, seen in the photograph, entered the store and put multiple pairs of sunglasses valued at $1,760 in a bag. He then walked out of the store without paying.

On June 20, the man entered the store again and told the store employee, "you aren't going to like me for this, but I don't care", and then scooped up $1,800 worth of sunglasses and walked out of the store without paying for them.

The store employee recognized the man and took a picture of him as he was leaving the store carrying the stolen glasses.

Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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