FBI Tampa
Public Affairs Officer Andrea Aprea
(813) 253-1033
February 2, 2018

FBI Seeks Assistance Identifying Casino Robbery Suspect

FBI and Seminole Police Release Photos—Up to $3,000 Reward

TAMPA, FL—The FBI and Seminole Police need the public’s help in identifying the suspect who threatened a cashier and robbed the Poker Room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino early this morning, February 2, 2018. Investigators say just after 2:00 a.m., the suspect pointed a handgun at a cashier in the Poker Room and demanded money. After getting the cash, the suspect took off on foot heading south on Orient Road, south of Interstate 4. No shots were fired and no one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his mid-to-late twenties, approximately 5'4" tall, 140 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with gray sleeves, black sweatpants, and sunglasses.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

Casino Robbery Suspect Photograph 1
Casino Robbery Suspect Photograph 2