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12-241 Detectives Release Composite Sketch Of Suspect In Attack On Woman In Palm Harbor

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Robbery/Homicide Unit

Suspect Description:
White male, approximately 22-years of age, wearing long cargo shorts (light gray in color), no shirt, black sneakers and no socks.

Victim is a female, 49 years of age.

What:
Detectives have released a composite sketch of a suspect who attacked a woman in Palm Harbor. (Note:  This is a composite sketch, NOT a photograph.)

When:
The crime occurred at about 8:30 to 8:35 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

Where:
The crime occurred at 3420 Brian Road South in Palm Harbor.

Why/How:
According to investigators, the victim had just finished jogging and was walking in the roadway, when an unknown suspect, grabbed her from behind, put his left arm around her neck in a choke hold and brought her to the ground. The suspect then touched her inappropriately.

Detectives say the victim began to scream and the suspect got up and ran away ahead of her. She was only able to see him from behind.

A neighbor drove past. The victim flagged him down and explained that she had just been assaulted and provided him with a general description. The neighbor then drove her home and began to circulate the area. He told deputies he saw the suspect running down the road and said he was able to get a look at his face.

The Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit responded to track the area with no results.

The neighbor has assisted detectives in developing a composite sketch of the suspect . The composite sketch is attached.

Anyone with information that may assist detectives in identifying the suspect is asked to contact Detective Jeff Capra of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at 727-582-6200.

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