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Date of Issue: April 27, 2006

Carjacked rental car sought

Law enforcement officers are seeking help in locating a vehicle that was allegedly carjacked from a Holmes Beach property owner.

According to Holmes Beach Police, the victim was attempting to help a man that he picked up on 14th Street in Bradenton who sought "a donation."

The victim stopped at the Holmes Beach Publix for cash and proceeded north on Gulf Drive when, according to Lt. Dale Stephenson, the suspect pulled a small knife, and told the driver to turn and stop in the 4700 block of Second Avenue.

The victim was robbed and the alleged assailant took off in his rented 2005 gray Chevrolet Geo, and was last seen turning south on Gulf Drive.

Anyone with further information on the incident should call Holmes Beach Police at 708-5804.