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Pointe West Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Florida’s Indian River County

One person has been arrested in connection with two reported attempted kidnappings of women at a golf course last week, law enforcement said.

A suspect in a Pointe West robbery was arrested Wednesday afternoon, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Eric Flowers described the person as a 13-year-old boy who was arrested around 2 p.m.

Flowers spoke about the arrest and incidents during a new 5:30 p.m. conference at a gazebo on the property in the 1500 block of 76th Street.t To lead.

The attacks were reported just after 10 p.m. July 2 and midnight July 7 in the Pointe West development on 16th Street south of State Road 60 and east of Interstate 95, a law enforcement official said.

The agency shared information about the incidents on social media on Sunday evening and warned residents to walk in pairs or groups when going outside at night.

Notes from the July 2 incident describe a man “dressed in black, including a ski mask, possibly armed with a knife” approaching the woman at about 10:15 p.m. and telling her to “not scream” before shoving her in the right shoulder.

A 42-year-old woman was in the area from South Korea and told officers she had gone out to buy sandals when she was approached by a man who lives in the 1700 block of Pointe West Way.

According to the report, the woman said she screamed and chased the person running south but did not catch him.

In the report, she told officers that she was returning to Korea in a few days and did not know any suspects.

Police questioned local residents who said they had been outside the entire time but had not heard any screams or seen anyone running.

Home surveillance cameras pointed in the direction of the reported attack “did not detect any movement or record any incident,” according to the case report.

Documentation relating to the July 7 incident was requested but was not available as of Wednesday afternoon.

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Corey Arwood is a breaking news reporter for TCPalm and Treasure Coast newspapers. Follow @coreyarwood in X, email [email protected] or call 772-978-2246.