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Home Invasion Suspects Need to be Identified
Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives need the public’s help identifying four home invasion/kidnapping suspects. The investigation began early this morning at approximately 2:10 a.m. when deputies responded to a residence on Rachel Lin Lane in the East Lake Reserve subdivision in St. Cloud. Upon arrival, they spoke with a mother and her teenage daughter, who indicated they had been held against their will.
On Thursday, afternoon, the daughter was at home watching television when her mom’s boyfriend was forced into the residence by multiple suspects. The suspects tied up the girl and her mom’s boyfriend. The girl said at one point they covered her head with a pillowcase and she was unaware of what occurred after that time. At some point, some of the suspects left with the boyfriend and the others stayed at the residence.
At approximately 8:00 p.m. the girl’s mother came home and the suspects immediately tied her up and held the victims at gunpoint. Shortly after 1:00 a.m., the suspects left the residence and the mother and her daughter were able to run to a neighbor’s house and report the incident.
A short time later, St. Cloud Police officers notified the Sheriff’s Office they located the vehicle belonging to the mother. The car was on Rummel Road and an individual, later identified as the mother’s boyfriend was tied up in the backseat. He was taken to a local hospital and was treated for minor injuries.
The suspects are described as follows:
Suspect 1: Tall, thin black male wearing a Converse logo jacket, black Jordan shoes, mask, multi-colored gloves
Suspect 2: Short, heavy set black male
Suspect 3: Very thin, black male with shorts above the knee, navy blue Converse shoes and a black jacket
Suspect 4: No specific description
Anyone with information is to call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477). Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 dollars.