• Surveillance videos, photos, composite sketch: Search for crime spree suspect continues

    By: Kelly Healey

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - The search for a man suspected in a crime spree through Winter Garden and Orlando continued Thursday.

     

    Orlando police released a composite sketch of the man, which was created with the help of a witness.

     

    The suspect struck again Wednesday morning, when he carjacked a woman’s car in the Petco parking lot at East Colonial Drive and North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, police said.

     

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    Not long after the carjacking, shortly before 8:30 a.m., the man robbed a Walgreens on Sand Lake Road, where he pistol-whipped a victim and stole money, deputies said. Shots were also fired, but no one was hit.

     

    On Wednesday evening, Orange County deputies released surveillance footage of the Walgreens robbery.

     

    “Well, monsters exist. We've seen it. They exist. We don't got to make them up,” resident Tom Norris said.

     

    Watch: Surveillance video of Walgreens robbery

     

    About 7 miles from the Walgreens, police found a Ford Fusion broken down on John Young Parkway that is believed to be the vehicle from the carjacking.

     

    A man suspected in a crime spree through Winter Garden and Orlando is believed to have struck again Wednesday.
    A man suspected in a crime spree through Winter Garden and Orlando is believed to have struck again Wednesday.

     

    "People who have come in contact with him have been terrified," OPD spokeswoman Michelle Guido said.

     

    Last weekend, the man robbed a downtown Orlando Dunkin' Donuts at around 8 p.m., investigators said.

     

    Then on Sunday,  a gunman shot a man during an attempted robbery at an ATM on West Colonial Drive, Winter Garden police said.

     

    Watch: Robber pistol-whips Dunkin' Donuts employee

     

    Police said the crook then went to a nearby 7-Eleven where he failed to steal a van that was unlocked.

     

    Read: Man sought in Winter Garden, Orlando crime spree

     

    Shortly after Saturday's incident, the culprit carjacked a woman in the nearby Walgreen’s parking lot, leaving his clothes and a pair of glasses behind, police said.

     

    Read: Pistol-whipped employee says, ‘I just did what he wanted’

     

    The carjacker stole the woman's 2017 white Mitsubishi Outlander, which was found torched late Sunday night on Willie Mays Parkway, police said.

     

    He also robbed an Orlando CVS on East Colonial Drive, police said.

     

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at (800) 423-8477.

     

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