Friday, May 29, 2009


BAY AREA, CLICK IMAGE ABOVE TO ENLARGE -- Several Police agencies are investigating a series of home invasions in the Manatee and Sarasota areas. Detectives from the Sarasota and Manatee Sheriff’s Offices, as well as the Sarasota and Bradenton Police Departments, are sharing information in several cases which may be related.

The FBI is also assisting in the investigation. A number of reports have been made over approximately the past FOUR months, of women being attacked in or near their homes. All of the cases list the suspect as a masked male. As many as eleven 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, the attacks have occurred on nearly every day of the week including Saturday and Sunday, Thursday is one day that no attacks have occurred on.

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, dark hair, speaks in street slang, some victims thought he was black by the way he talks, he wears a black ski mask, long sleeve shirts, gloves 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 beats them again as he grabs cash, credit cards, jewelry and electronics but robbery does not appear to be the motive. It has been confirmed that a serial attacker of women is at large in the Sarasota Bradenton area who brutalizes his victims.

Usually in serial attacker 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 type of attacks in other parts of the country, so there would not be any match of DNA in any criminal database.

The Sarasota male perp would be single and living alone (loner no friends), 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 occurred North of Clark Road aka Stickney Point Rd and South of Webber St and centered on Proctor Road. Murdered Georgeann Smith on Jo-An Drive in Sarasota went to the Bee Ridge Baptist Church on Proctor Rd.

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 before hand, 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, he would be computer internet savvy and he appears to be able to access a database that provides information on who lives in a particular home as to age, gender, race, medium income and number of occupants.

The Sarasota Bradenton Home invader has made no mistakes, he has not busted in on a home that contains mostly male occupants that would fight back, how does he know ?

Bill Warner
private investigator