By PAT RAIA, [email protected]
A pair of Temple Terrace men are facing felony theft charges for allegedly stealing cologne and perfume bottles from an Ulta Beauty Store in Brooksville last month.
According to Hernando County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer (PIO) Michael Terry, the two men who were wearing masks, walked into the Ulta Store at 7211 Coastal Blvd. in Brooksville on May 2 and allegedly began taking several bottles of cologne and perfume off the store's shelves.
Afterward, the men got into a dark-colored vehicle and fled, he said.
Using images from the store's security cameras, HCSO deputies issued an alert bulletin for the suspected thieves.
The Clearwater Police Department subsequently helped identify the suspects as Caribe King, Jr. and Surgeo Hollis. In addition, the vehicle used in the alleged thefts was registered to Hall's brother, Terry said.
Detectives subsequently contacted Hollis' probation officer who positively identified him from the bulletin.
On April 7, HCSO detectives obtained warrants for both King and Hollis.
The following day, acting on the Hernando County warrants, personnel from the Temple Terrace Police Department located King and Hollis and arrested them on a Grand Theft charge.
The men were taken to the Orient Road in Hillsborough County detention center.
The case is pending.
Meanwhile, separate investigations into thefts at Ulta Beauty Stores on Jan. 29 and April 7 are underway, Terry said.
“No additional details are available on those investigations at this time,” he said.