Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Gunmen assault and rob women leaving Deerfield bar, police say – Sun Sentinel

Four young men assaulted and tried to rob two women as they left a Deerfield Beach bar late at night, the Broward Sheriff’s Office says.

On April 29 just after 2 a.m., the women left the Kahuna Bar & Grill at 249 NE 21st Ave., which is across the street from the beach. They were walking a few blocks south at 217 SE 20th Ave. when the men approached in a green sedan, Sheriff’s spokeswoman Gina Carter said Wednesday.

Two of the men, who may be in their teens or early 20s, were armed with handguns. They got out of their car and demanded the women’s property, Carter said.

One gunman grabbed a woman by her wrist and pushed her to the ground, but she was able to run away with her belongings. The second woman could not run. The men grabbed her hair, pushed her to the ground and stole her backpack, cash, phone and other items, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

About 50 minutes later, one of the suspects was filmed at a Chevron gas station at 6200 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, and on Wednesday the Sheriff’s Office released video of him in the store and at the gas pumps.

One of the young men wears a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with a zipper front, dark shorts and sneakers.

Investigators ask anyone with information to call Detective David Agusti at 954-321-4332. Broward County Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous calls and pays up to $3,000 for tips that lead to an arrest. The organization can be reached at 954-493-8477 or online, at browardcrimestoppers.org.

ljtrischitta@sunsentinel.com, 954-356-4233 or Twitter @LindaTrischitta



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