Is this world we live in safe anymore, we can’t even walk the beach in our own neighborhood and be safe. We can’t go to the mall, a doughnut shop. Are we that desperate people?
Look at this story that I found on the web yesterday:
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — According to Broward Sheriff’s Office police, couples in a South Florida community are being robbed on the beach by a gunman.
Police said in the last month, four couples enjoying romantic early morning walks on the beach has been robbed at gun point, by a masked man.
Authorities said in one case, a couple was forced to have sex, then, the suspect raped the female victim.
The most recent attack, police said happened this past Sunday, when a couple from Pennsylvania was robbed. Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective Eric Hendel said, “The couple was approached in the early morning hours by a masked man who was armed with a handgun.”
Broward Sheriff’s Office police believe the same suspect is responsible for four attacks that happened within two blocks of each other between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. “We have similar MOs in all the cases. Black male wearing a mask. Similar stature,” Hendel said.
Some residents complained and are upset it took this long for them to be warned, while others said they are not surprised. “I’m not going back on the beach at that time. No. No. I’m going to stay off the beach,” Lisa Agett said.
Agett is left feeling grateful her midnight strolls did not end with a gun in her face. “Obviously it’s scary now,” Agett confessed.
Many of the residents vow to discontinue their walks on the beach after dark.
Police are worried and hopes someone can help catch the suspect.
If you have any information on this crime, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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Can you believe this? I just can’t comprehend the type of people doing these types of things. My prayers are with those who this year have suffered a tremendous loss or feel lost due to things that have happened to you.
We need to try to make our world better.