MIRAMAR (CBS4) – Miramar police are looking for a heavily tattooed New York man who robbed a trio of roommates at gunpoint.
According to investigators, the man had moved into an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Sherman Circle South after a resident, who had met him through an online dating site, invited him to come live with her. They say he moved to South Florida from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York and stayed with her for two weeks.
But last week, the woman kicked him out and that’s when things took a violent turn.
One of the women who was robbed was too afraid to give her full name, but “Lonneesha” said she wanted to speak out about this crime.
She said she and her two roommates knew the suspect because he had befriended them when he moved in to the apartment complex, she said they had trusted him.
“Last Friday, he came by and asked if he could use our bathroom,” said Lonneesha. “Then he said check this out. He pulled out a gun and told us all to back up in the room and then he told us to sit down on the bed and said give me all of your money and then he said God bless you and have a nice day and then he left out the house. He stole a thousand dollars and change.”
Miramar Police expressed concern about this case.
“We want to warn other women out there to be cautious, to be careful, because you have a very dangerous person out there that unfortunately this woman let into her house,” said Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues.
Rues said the suspect had also contacted other women through on-line dating services.
Police released a photograph of the suspect that showed he had a series of very distinctive tattoos.
“He has a tattoo under one eye of several hearts,” said Rues. “He has a tattoo of the Virgin Mary on his arm, a large number five on his neck, a pit bull biting dollar signs on his shoulder and neck, as well as many other tattoos.”
“He’s got tattoos near his eyes and heart tattoos on his face,” said Lonneesha. “So if you see him, you’ll know him.”
Lonneesha had a warning for everyone.
“Just please, please don’t let someone move in with you, like this, this person, someone you meet online,” she said.
If you know anything about this suspect, call Miramar Police or Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).