Hillsborough County deputies search for suspected credit card thieves

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County deputies are looking for two men charged with breaking into cars and stealing credit cards.

Authorities said in July that one of the men broke into a car in the parking lot of Esporta Fitness on East State Road 60.

In June, investigators said the two men stole another car from the Crunch Fitness parking lot on Brandon Boulevard.

“I make sure to check my car. You know, make sure they’re locked, etc. : doors, windows or whatever, because you never know,” said Luis Rodriguez.

He runs a business on the Crunch Fitness plaza. Rodriguez told 8 On Your Side that these types of crimes are common, so he’s not shocked.

“Several burglaries in cars. It’s happened to me twice already,” he said. “I really try to be careful.”

He says he advises his clients to stay vigilant.

“If you’re not careful, someone is going to take advantage of you or worse,” Rodriguez said.

Investigators said the men used the stolen credit cards at Walmart and Home Depot.

If you have any information regarding this case, call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office immediately.