Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sarasota-Bradenton Area Residents Threatened in Their Homes by The Masked Man Pulling Home Invasions Are Buying Guns.

May 17, Sarasota-Bradenton Area Residents Threatened in Their Homes by The Masked Man Pulling Home Invasions Are Buying Guns.My safety habits have changed dramatically,” the woman says. “I’m not happy about it because it’s a stressful way to live.” This woman is afraid after three of her neighbors in the Riverview Boulevard area were attacked.

A man clad in dark clothes with a ski mask has broken into homes and beaten mostly women in upper-middle-class neighborhoods in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Local law enforcement agencies have linked 10 attacks with similarities. UPDATE...Tuesday, May 26, 2009, Masked Man Beats and Rapes Woman In Her Home On Siesta Key, The Attack Mimics 10 Other Sarasota-Bradenton Home Invasion Serial Attacks of Women.

The attacker is still out there. No arrests have been made. Home-invasion beatings have some area residents turning to guns, dogs, alarms and self-defense. Gerald Colbert teaches introductory National Rifle Association gun safety classes in Sarasota.

Since the attacks, half of the participants enrolled in his classes are women. Before, classes of about 15 people had only one or two women. Some of the new students are in their 80s, he says.

Sarasota County investigators say the suspect in a composite sketch released by Manatee County investigators from a March attack in Bradenton is not responsible for all ten home invasions. "That depiction is of a possible suspect in one particular case. This case may or may not be related to the others. It is not one of those linked by the evidence previously mentioned. Continued circulation of that composite in regards to this overall investigation may be detrimental," says Col. Steve Burns of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, Bay area counties investigating home invasions‎ in Sarasota and Bradenton, Attacker profiled by private investigator Bill Warner. 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 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-Bradenton neighborhoods as he blends in.The heat is on for this coward who attacks middle aged single women who are usually home alone during the attacks, yet the Sarasota Bradenton masked home invader has yet to be profiled by the FBI who joined the hunt for him back in April, why the delay.

The Sarasota Bradenton home invader strikes his victims in the head with a gun after he has bound them with cords or rope he finds in their homes, then grabs cash, credit cards, jewelry, computers and electronics, he took a large plasma 54" TV from a Bradenton home invasion, (something a van or pick-up truck would be needed to transport).

If the Sarasota Bradenton home invader is not selling his stolen goods in local pawn shops (since Feb. 16th) what is he doing with all this stuff, eBay ?

The following is a list of home invasions (none on a Thursday) that are being included in the investigation:
1). February 16, 2009, Mon., in the 100 block of 26th St N.W. Bradenton
5). March 13, 2009, Fri., in the 8200 block of 19th Ave N.W., Bradenton
6). March 14, 2009, Sat., on Carmilfra Way, Sarasota
7). March 27, 2009, Fri., in the 9700 block of Oak Run Dr. Bradenton.
8). April 1, 2009,Wed., in the 4000 block of 53rd Ave E., Bradenton

Bill Warner
private investigator