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Date of Issue: March 17, 2005

Suspect wanted
Bradenton Beach police released this composite of a male suspect wanted for questioning in connection with a false imprisonment case. The suspect being sought is 6 feet tall, 200 pounds medium build, average complexion and straight strawberry-blond hair.

Police seek suspect in false imprisonment case

The Bradenton Beach Police Department is seeking help identifying a suspect who Detective Lenard Diaz said grabbed a woman from behind and attempted to detain her.

The incident occurred between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday, May 15, in the Bradenton Beach public parking lot at 100 First St.

A 42-year-old woman visiting from Atlanta told police she was in the parking lot looking for a pair of missing earrings near her friend's sport utility vehicle and noticed a man near the rear of the SUV.

The woman said when she turned around to leave the vehicle, the white male grabbed her by the throat from behind and pushed her against the vehicle.

The man reportedly told her to get in the vehicle and as the woman struggled to get away he told her to give him the keys to the vehicle. When she told him she did not have keys to the vehicle he reportedly let go of her and ran north from the scene.

The victim described the suspect as a clean-cut white male with short strawberry-blond hair. The suspect is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He has a medium build and average complexion.

Information related to this case should be reported to the Bradenton Beach Police Department, 403 Highland Ave., or call 778-6311.