The video, released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 20, shows the men nonchalantly entering the store, then making their way to racks of shirts with other shoppers in view.
Later, as the first thief leaves the store, a man in a striped shirt follows him to just outside the doorway, before turning around to confront the second shoplifter, who pushes the man away as he apparently says a few words.
According to the sheriff's office's report, the men on Aug. 7 at about 7:36 p.m., entered the store, at 2458 West Brandon Blvd., grabbed "a large armful of clothing" each, then fled the store without paying.
Deputies estimate that the thieves each stole 15 to 20 shirts, with an estimated value of $1,000.
The shoplifters are described as follows:
- Black made, age 22 to 29, 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, with a medium complexion , thin build and black hair. He is seen wearing a red shirt, camouflage pants and red shoes.
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- Call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.
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