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Deputies looking for man, woman in Odessa attempted burglary


Published:   |   Updated: August 21, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating a man and woman who attempted to break into an Odessa home last week.

About 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14, the man and woman were walking a dog in front of the house on the 19700 block of Wyndmill Circle, deputies said. After a brief conversation with the man in the driveway, the woman knocked on the front door. When there was no answer at the door, she left with the dog, deputies said.

The man walked to the side of the residence, removed the window screens and tried to open the windows, deputies said. The man then walked to the back of the residence, cut the screen door to gain access to the porch and attempted to open a sliding glass door, deputies said.

While attempting to gain entry to the garage, the man was scared away by a passing vehicle, deputies said.

The man was described by deputies as white, 22 to 29 years old, 5 feet 10 inches and 165 pounds with a medium build. He had a tattoo on the base of his neck and was wearing a Tampa Bay Rays baseball cap, plaid shorts and sandals.

The woman was described by deputies as white, 18 to 21 years old, 5 feet 5 inches and 130 pounds with sandy-colored hair. She was wearing a black shirt with a panda on the front and back, dark blue capris and sandals.

Anyone with any information was asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). Tipsters to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.

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