Info: Tampa Police Officer Robin Polk, District 2 ROC Squad, Aug. 28, 2014.
Tampa Police reported a friend was offered a ride. In return, the female friend stole $1,200 cash, a cell phone, a Sunpass and a digital camera from the victim. Weeks later, the friend contacted the victim and offered to sell the camera and phone back to the victim for $40. The victim contacted police at District 2. The patrol officers and ROC Squad #232 set up “Operation Bad Friend.” The friend offered to meet with the victim and Tampa Police arrested the suspect or “friend” and was taken to the Orient Road jail. The “friend” also has been “de-friended” by the victim.