The Panama City Police Department is investigating a burglary incident that involves a 12-year-old victim, being struck in the facial area causing minor injuries. The incident occurred on June 3, 2012 in the area of Lisenby Avenue and Lidenwood Drive at approximately 3:30 a.m.
The suspect entered through a window and struck the victim after he was confronted inside the residence. The male fled through the same window he entered after the victim screamed. Officers and detectives responded and with the assistance of a Bay County Sheriff's Office K-9 did track a possible scent trail of the suspect to the area of 15th and Fairland Avenue. After field interviews of several persons in the area, no one was located that matched the description and the suspect was not located.
The suspect is described as being an unknown race male with a tan complexion, about 5'7" in height, 19 to 25 years of age, clean shaven, dark hair with a length just below his ears, wearing a red shirt and has a possible bruise or tattoo on his neck. Officers and detectives are canvassing the neighborhoods in the area and patrols have been increased, as it's not clear what the intent of the suspect was.
If you have any information in reference to this incident please contact Detective Lanier at the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3112 or you can report your tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 850-785-TIPS.
Information provided by the Panama City Police Department