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Deputies seek man who grabbed teen girl's arm in Poinciana, Osceola deputies say

Authorities search for 2 men who approached 16-year-old girl in car

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POINCIANA, Fla. – Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of grabbing a teenage girl's arm in Poinciana.

Deputies responded to a home at 9:05 a.m. Sunday on Colonade Court in Poinciana.

Deputies spoke with a mother who said her 16-year-old daughter had left the home earlier that morning and when she returned home a few hours later, her daughter's shirt was torn and she appeared visibly upset.

The girl told deputies that at 5 a.m. Sunday she left her home without telling her mother, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

A short time later, the girl decided to go home and was walking on San Remo Road. Deputies said she saw several vehicles pass by her, however, one car passed her three times and then slowed down.

Two men in the car asked her to walk over and she did. As they were speaking with her, one of the men walked up behind her, deputies said.

The girl became fearful and began to walk away, but the man grabbed her arm, which tore her shirt, according to the Sheriff's office.

Deputies said the girl ran away and when she arrived home, she told her mother about the incident.

The suspect that grabbed the girl is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s who is 5 feet 9 inches tall. Deputies said he had a light complexion with a thin build and had short black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing glasses, a gray sweater and blue jeans.

The second suspect is described by deputies as a black male in his late teens or early 20s who is 5 feet 11 inches tall weighing 160 pounds. Deputies said he had black dreadlocks and was wearing a gray sweater.

The men were driving a dark- or black-colored two-door newer model vehicle with tinted windows, deputies said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff's Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477). Deputies said calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous and tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.