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BSO LOOKING FOR MAN INVOLVED IN POSSIBLE KIDNAPPING ATTEMPT

BSO Case Number: 90-1405-000149
PIO Number: 14-6-14
Date: May 1, 2014
Time: 7:24 a.m.
Place of Occurrence: 2701 W. Sunrise Blvd., unincorporated Broward County
Jurisdiction: central Broward County

Victim(s):

  • Candace Williams, 18, Ft. Lauderdale

Suspect(s):

  • unknown male (surveillance video available)

Description of Incident:



While a young woman waited for the bus one recent morning on Sunrise Boulevard, a tall man with gold teeth approached her and tried striking up a conversation. The 18-year-old ignored the stranger, but he persisted, eventually trying to shove cash down the front of her shirt. She pushed his hand away, but he tried coaxing her to go with him and grabbed her wrist, trying to pull her into his van.

She was able to get free just as the county bus approached. A video camera mounted on the bus caught images of the man just as the victim walked toward the bus, and a nearby gas station got a shot of his van. He was wearing baggy, beige camouflage shorts and a beige T-shirt with work boots and a cap. He may have tattoos. The van appears to be a dark blue with the outline of a car painted on the passenger side in orange or yellow. It is possibly a 1989 Dodge Ram and has a ladder rack.

Anyone who can identify this man is asked to call Violent Crimes Unit detectives Jeffrey Curtis or Stephanie Newton at (954) 321-4224 or report anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 495-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Media note: BSO deputies will be handing out Crime Stoppers flyers at 10 a.m. Thursday in the area of the incident Interested media can meet at 2701 W. Sunrise Blvd.

INVESTIGATORS: VCU Dets. Curtis, Newton, Sgt. Wendrow
THIS REPORT BY:  Dani Moschella/PIO 6/12/14 0830


 

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