OSCO arrests man wanted for robbing 85-year-old woman after flagging down car for help

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office has located and arrested a man who allegedly flagged down an 85-year-old woman to ask for gas money before reaching into her vehicle and snatching a gold necklace.

According to the sheriff’s office, the incident took place on Wednesday, June 29, around the area of Royal Palm Drive and San Blas Avenue in Kissimmee. Police say that two male suspects in a Toyota Camry followed the 85-year-old woman from a closed bank located in the Buenaventura Lakes area.

Once in the area of Royal Palm Drive, the suspects drove up beside the victim’s vehicle and flagged her down for help. The woman pulled over and one of the male suspects approached her window and asked for money for gas.

According to police, during their conversation, the male suspect reached into the woman’s vehicle and snatched a gold necklace that was hanging around her neck, before returning to the Camry.

During their investigation, detectives identified one of the suspects as 30-year-old Alejandro Torres-Rosado. Torres-Rosado was located and arrested.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information related to this incident, or any other similar incidents, to contact the sheriff’s office at (407) 348-2222.

Most Popular

Police looking for trailer stolen from Clermont National Golf course

Police are asking the public for help to locate a trailer that was stolen from Clermont National Golf course in the past couple weeks.

Little Italy closes for third time this year after inspector finds hundreds of rodent droppings

An Italian restaurant in Kissimmee was forced to temporarily close its doors for the third time since April after a health inspector found over 100 rodent droppings.

55-year-old facing life in prison after caught with $3 million of cocaine in Orlando

A 55-year-old man is facing life in prison after he led police from Miami to an Orlando-area storage unit filled with over 100 kilograms of cocaine valued at nearly $3,000,000.

25-year-old man identified as homicide victim in Orlando shooting

The Orange County Sheriff's Office has identified a 25-year-old man as the victim of a shooting in west Orlando that took place on Monday.

Vehicle fire brings Turnpike to a halt in Osceola County

A vehicle fire along Florida’s Turnpike brought traffic to a halt this afternoon.

New safety policies at DeLand football games after man pulls gun

DeLand High School will implement new safety measures at all football games after an incident last month resulted in multiple arrests and one man pulling out a gun.
clear sky
76.8 ° F
80 °
73.7 °
61 %
9 %
86 °
86 °
87 °
82 °
77 °