BSO: Man robbed, punched woman in front of her small children

NORTH LAUDERDALE – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for a person they are saying overtly attacked and robbed a woman who was strolling with her three small children.

Now detectives are looking for the general public’s assist to determine and find the attacker.

BSO stated the crime occurred at roughly 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, close to the 8000 block of West McNab Road in North Lauderdale.  Detectives stated the sufferer was getting into a grocery retailer when an unknown male approached her from behind, grabbed her necklace, punched her, and fled the scene.

Here’s what BSO stated was caught on surveillance video:

“Video shows an unknown individual in a light-colored Nissan entering a parking lot.”

“The person parks the vehicle in the back of a plaza and exits the car wearing a light-colored hat, shirt, and dark-colored pants. A few minutes later, the victim and her three small children can be seen walking through another area of the parking lot. The subject is seen walking a short distance away from them. The victim and her children enter the store, and the thief is then seen attacking her.”

BSO stated the person was in a position to run away with a necklace.

“The one thing that was unique about this is that she was walking into the grocery store, when he attacked her and he attacked her in broad daylight, he didn’t care that people were there watching, he didn’t care who was around, he did this attack anyways,” Broward Sheriff’s Office public data officer Gerdy St. Louis stated. 

CBS4 requested St. Louis if there was something the woman ought to have carried out otherwise, she replied, “She did everything she was supposed to do, and if you find yourself in this situation find a safe location and call authorities.”

So far detectives have run out of leads on the alleged thief and haven’t been in a position to retrieve a license plate quantity, however they hope somebody noticed one thing that might assist with the investigation.

They are asking anybody with data on the robber’s identification to contact BSO at 954-321-5018 or contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

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