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SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT / ABDUCTION ATTEMPT
A female juvenile victim was walking east on 10th Avenue North from Sierra Drive when she encountered the male suspect. He parked in a newer model red car in a nearby daycare center, got out and offered her a ride. During the interaction, he made some crude comments and attempted, unsuccessfully, to grab her. She ran home and called to report the incident.
During an interview with detectives, she stated she had been accosted the week before by the same individual. During the earlier event, the subject was the passenger in the unknown red car. There is no description of the driver or any further details about the car. During this event, he only offered the victim a ride before leaving the area.
The suspect is described as:
- White Male
- Approximately 6'0"
- Short dark hair
- Early 20's
- Piercing over right eye
- White t-shirt, blue jeans
- We are asking that anyone who saw the event or recognizes the subject in the sketch to please contact Detective Hansen at (561) 584-8300 ext. 8551.
ARMED ROBBERY (Case #2013-19969)
At 11:51 pm, on Sunday, September 8, 2013, two Domino's employees were walking to make a night deposit at the Wells Fargo Bank. Both businesses are in the same plaza at the Greenwood Shopping Center (1748 S. Congress Avenue). The employees were approached by the suspect who pointed a black firearm at them. The suspect directed them to get on the ground and give him the money bag and their cell phones. The suspect then fled the area on foot.
The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20's, approximately 5'11", slim build and had short hair. He was wearing blue jeans, brown work boots and had a bandana covering his face.
KIDNAPPING / SEXUAL BATTERY (Case #2013-19240)
On Friday, August 31, 2013, Palm Springs police officers responded to a call regarding a female who stated she was kidnapped, sexually battered and forced out of the vehicle by two suspects.
The victim explained she was waiting for the Palm Tran Bus at 10th Avenue N. and S. Congress Avenue at about noon on Friday. A green two-tone Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition pulled up next to her. The person depicted as Suspect #1 exited the right passenger side of the vehicle and forced the victim into the Ford Explorer. The person depicted as Suspect #2 then drove the vehicle. During the course of the kidnapping, Suspect #1 sexually battered and assaulted the victim.
The victim kicked Suspect #1 in the nose and it bled profusely. The victim was subsequently forced out of the vehicle where she immediately called police. The victim believes she was kidnapped and taken west on 10th Avenue N., then south on Sherwood Forest Boulevard to Lake Worth Road where she was forced out of the vehicle.
NOTE: vehicle shown is not the actual vehicle used.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective Jan Hansen at (561) 584-8300 ext. 8551. View the Crime Stoppers Reward flyer (PDF).
JACOB ROGERS MURDER
On September 26, 2010, Jacob Rogers was discovered deceased by his father, in the 300 block of Arabian Road, Palm Springs. Jacob was determined to have been murdered and was shot in his home during the prior afternoon. In 2010, the Palm Springs police department investigated the case, exhausted all leads and the case went unsolved. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective Jan Hansen at (561) 584-8300 ext. 8551.
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