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Tampa Police seek thieves who broke into 77 storage units

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Tampa Police are hoping a $1,000 reward will lead them to a pair of thieves shown in surveillance photos Tampa Police are hoping a $1,000 reward will lead them to a pair of thieves shown in surveillance photos
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Tampa Police are hoping a $1,000 reward will lead them to a pair of thieves suspecting of breaking into 77 storage units at a facility in Tampa.

A Tampa Police spokesperson says an AK-47 assault rifle was among the items taken from the Hillsborough Self Storage located at 3413 West Hillsborough Ave.

Investigators say the thieves broke in to the facility around 6:00 a.m. on December 12, 2013.

The suspects used bolt cutters to snip the locks to get into the storage units. Investigators say they targeted storage units that had padlocks. Storage units that had the newer circular "disc" locks were not broken into, because these locks can not be snipped by bolt cutters. 

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A surveillance camera recorded the thieves in action. Police want people to look at the images to see if they recognize the suspects.

Investigators also believe that the suspects might eventually brag to someone that they stole an AK-47 assault rifle.

If you have any information that can help investigators, contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS or report online. You could be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

Tampa Police recommend that people who keep items in storage units use the "disc" style locks (see photos) to protect their valuables.

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