TPD looking for robbery and kidnapping suspect

- Tampa police are asking for help identifying a man who attacked, robbed and kidnapped a woman outside of the Green Lemon restaurant on S. Howard Avenue Saturday morning.

According to police, a woman was walking back to her car alone after a night out with friends. When she entered the Green Lemon parking lot at 2:10 a.m. a man hit her over the head, then robbed and kidnapped her. A police spokesman could not confirm whether or not the suspect forced the woman off of the property or if her kidnapping was confined to the parking lot.

Police says the woman reported the attack Saturday afternoon, telling detectives the man had robbed her of several items. She suffered minor bruises and scrapes during the attack.

On Sunday Tampa Police released surveillance video of the suspect to its Facebook page. The suspect is described as a heavy set black male with short hair and a beard.

If you have any information on the suspect or vehicle in this picture call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130.


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