Sheriff's Office News Releases

Public’s Help Needed to Identify Carjacking Suspect

PUBLISHED:Tue March 31, 2015

Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives need the public’s help identifying a carjacking suspect. On March 30 at approximately 10:37 p.m., deputies were contacted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a possible carjacking. The victim originally reported the incident to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, but it was determined it occurred in Osceola County. The victim told deputies she was in the parking lot of Little Caesar’s Pizza located at 369 Cypress Parkway in Poinciana. While leaning inside her car, an unknown male approached her from behind and demanded she drop her keys. She complied and ran from the area as the suspect drove away in her vehicle. A short time later, her vehicle was recovered near the intersection of Allegheny Road and Bayberry Street in Polk County. There were personal items missing from the car.

The victim describes the suspect as a possible black male, approximately 5’8′ with a medium build. He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head.

Anyone with information is asked 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.