Terry Knott arrested and charged with rand theft, burglary Shalimar Jewelers

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office have arrested and charged Terry Knott with grand theft, burglary, and inciting a riot in connection to the attack on Shalimar Jewelers during a George Floyd riot.

Knott, 41, was identified when someone recognized his photo from the sheriff’s initial social media post.

The burglary happened at Shalimar Jewelers, located at 7853 N. 56th Street in Tampa during unrest on May 30.

More below, including initial photo and details

Terry Knott

From the initial report:

Officials released the picture taken from security cameras, which were rolling when the suspects broke into Shalimar Jewelers, 7853 N. 56th Street, around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Our deputies and staff are working very hard to protect the public while people peacefully protest,” Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Instead, these suspects took advantage of the circumstances, burglarizing the store, and getting away with thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. Business owners are already struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now they are forced to deal with the consequences of people who are looting stores during this difficult time. This type of behavior is despicable and will not be tolerated here in Hillsborough County.”

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