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Carjacking suspect sought

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm

 

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a carjacking suspect who took a woman’s car at gunpoint.

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, at approximately 8:50 a.m., deputies responded to the area of Emerald Island Boulevard, in reference to report of a carjacking. Dispatch advised of a black male, who carjacked a female after fleeing from a white car following a vehicle accident with another red vehicle.

Deputies made contact with the victim who said a black male wearing a light colored tank top approached her vehicle at the entrance of Emerald Island and asked to use her phone. She said she did not have a phone and suggested he go to the clubhouse. The male then reached into the car and attempted to open the door, but she stopped him. The male then pulled out a firearm, pointed it at her and stated repeatedly to get out of the car. The victim said she was scared that the male was going to shoot her, so she complied and asked to get her infant child out of the vehicle. The suspect agreed.

The passenger of the vehicle was also ordered to get out of the car. She reported that the male grabbed her arm in an attempt to take her phone away, but she pulled away and got out of the vehicle. When the suspect got in the vehicle, a light skinned black female entered the passenger seat and both suspects fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. Through investigative techniques, the stolen vehicle was located abandoned in the area of Hunters Creek, near John Young Parkway and State Road 417. A female matching the suspect description was located during the extensive search of the area. She was detained and identified as Amber Dangerfield, 21, the passenger suspect in the stolen vehicle. The male suspect is still at large and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in this case.

Anyone having information about this crime or who knows the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Sheriff’s Office officials encourage the public to contact us via Facebook and Twitter and follow us in order to receive the most updated information.