The FBI is also assisting in the investigation.A number of reports have been made over approximately the past two months, of women being attacked in or near their homes. All of the cases list the suspect as a masked male. As many as ten similar cases are being reviewed in an attempt to establish their relation. Each of the agencies has cases within their jurisdiction.
There does not appear to be a distinct pattern as to day or time of occurrence.It does appear the home invader may be looking through windows prior to entering the homes.
The attacker in the Home Invasions in Sarasota and Bradenton Fl has been described by victims as a white male, 5'10" to 6' 0" tall, about 175 to 185 lbs, he wears a mask and has made statements that he robs to feed a crack cocaine habit.
The attacker appears to be targeting mostly middle-aged women, who live alone, creeping into their homes or yards and sneaking up behind them. He strikes them in the head, usually binds them with cords or rope he finds in their homes, then grabs cash, credit cards, jewelry and electronics.
Usually in cases like this, the Sarasota male perp would have recently moved into the area (Jan 2009) and had numerous prior address's around the country, a drifter, he could possibly have no prior arrest record as he has gotten away with the same attacks in other parts of the country.
The Sarasota male perp would be single and living alone, he would be 35 to 53 years of age and he appears to work outside in the day time, working the Sarasota neighborhoods as he blends in. All of the attacks in Sarasota occured North of Clark Road and centered on Proctor Road.
Some of the attacks on the five Sarasota woman appear to have occurred in broad daylight which leads me to believe the Sarasota male perp has some kind of job and marked vehicle that would not arouse suspicion as he cases the houses beforehand, a job that would imply that he had no criminal record and was trustworthy.
The male perp (attacker) in the Sarasota area must be also able to access information on who lives in the houses he cases, like from property records, to identify single women in a certain age bracket.