Marine store burglars stole $200,000 worth of products

- Hillsborough County deputies are searching for four suspects they say stole $200,000 of marine products from an Apollo Beach business. 

They gave thumbs up to the surveillance cameras before leaving the scene.

Danny Alvarez with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office called the move, "pretty brazen."

The incident happened Monday before midnight, and then again Tuesday at 4 a.m., at West Marine, located at 6492 Highway 41 North, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. 

"[The thieves] broke through a wall, got through the security system, and then took their sweet time," said Alvarez.

The agency says the items were loaded into a U-Haul box truck.

Deputies have surveillance video they say shows a white Chevrolet Suburban and the U-Haul.

The video also shows two suspects carrying plywood near the back of West Marine.

The Suburban had black racing strips on the hood and roof. There was an unknown decal on the front windshield.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200 or send an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay by calling 1-800-873-8477 or online at

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