DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE BRUTAL SEXUAL BATTERY
- BSO Case Number: LL12-02-0536
- PIO Number: 12-2-12
- Date: Feb. 9, 2012
- Time: 5:30 a.m.
- Place of Occurrence: 2400 block of N. SR 7, Lauderdale Lakes
- Jurisdiction: Lauderdale Lakes
- Female, 48, Lauderdale Lakes
- Two unidentified males
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking the public to come forward if they have any information related to the sexual assault of a woman in Lauderdale Lakes on February 9.
The 48-year-old victim was walking north on State Road 7 at around 5:30 that morning to meet a co-worker who gives her a ride to work. As she arrived at the meeting location, the One United Bank at 2412 N. SR 7, she was approached by two men. One was on a bicycle; the other was on foot. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim forcing her behind the bushes near the drive-thru teller area. The other man struck and choked the victim, pushing her to the ground. The assailants then forcibly sexually battered the victim. The pair took the woman’s purse and phone and fled the scene.
The victim was transported to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center.
Both suspects were dressed all in black. One man is described as tall, the other as short.
BSO Special Victims Unit detectives have been canvassing the neighborhood handing out flyers and notifying area residents of the incident trying to gather information that could help with this investigation.
Anyone who was near the 2400 block of N. SR 7 on Feb. 9 and has information about this incident should contact BSO SVU Detective Sandra Haye-Roberts at 954-321-4240 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS(8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org.
***MEDIA NOTE: Detectives will be handing out flyers at businesses and residences this afternoon. Interested media should meet at the Chevron on the northeast corner of 24th Street & 441 in Lauderdale Lakes at 2 p.m.
- INVESTIGATORS: Det. Haye-Roberts & Sgt. Alexander, C.I. SVU; Lauderdale Lakes
- THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO 2/15/2012 1230