Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tampa Police searching for burglars caught on camera shooting out car windows

TAMPA -- Police are searching for two men caught on security cameras while burglarizing multiple cars inside an upscale condominium complex near WestShore Plaza.

The break-ins occurred between 2 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. Thursday throughout the Cordoba At Beach Park complex at 114 Beach Haven Lane in Tampa.

Several of the vehicles targeted by the men were left unlocked, according to Tampa Police. However, security footage shows the two forcing their way into one locked vehicle by shooting out multiple windows.

Law enforcement officers recovered some of the items stolen from the cars in Pinellas County on Thursday, but have yet to identify the men recorded on camera. Detectives believe they left the complex Thursday morning in a white, newer-model Toyota Camry with tinted windows.

Both are black men believed to be between 16 and 24 years old. One has a muscular build and wore a black T-shirt, camouflage pants, black sneakers and white gloves. The other was thin and wore a black T-shirt and shorts.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of a suspect or suspects. To be eligible for the reward, call (800) 873-8477, report anonymously online at or send a tip using the P3 Tips mobile app.

Tampa Police searching for burglars caught on camera shooting out car windows 04/20/17 [Last modified: Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:55pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2018 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Clearwater City Council candidate Hoyt Hamilton: Experience is key for critical next term


    CLEARWATER — By asking voters to elect him into office a fifth time, Hoyt Hamilton knows he's now considered part of the old-guard.

  2. Clearwater City Council candidate John Funk: City needs better planning


    CLEARWATER — Voters may not be too familiar with the name John Funk.

  3. Inside American Stage's plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people



    An air compressor did most of the talking as the small crew stapled down flooring to the stage. A master carpenter kept unskilled but eager workers on track, telling them where to line up edges. An astringent smell of glue permeated the set of A Raisin in the Sun, opening Jan. 26 at American …

  4. After half a century, World Liquors sign may finally come down


    ST. PETERSBURG — The demise of the distinctive sign has been rumored many times.

  5. Crystal Lagoon planners brace for chilly ribbon cutting today

    Real Estate

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Mother Nature seems to have a way of putting a chill on one of the hottest amenities in residential real estate development.