Snatching robbery at Fleischmann Park in Naples

Posted at 6:32 PM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 18:32:36-04

A Naples man was the victim of a snatching robbery Thursday afternoon in Fleischmann Park, at 1300 Fleischmann Boulevard. 

The victim told police he was walking through the parking lot near the park's skateboard area around 2:40 when an Hispanic man in his mid-20s ran up behind him and ripped the gold rope chain off of his neck. He said the attacker was about to leave when he noticed the victim's gold bracelet, and came at him again. But the victim ran, so the thief got in his car and drove off. 

"It just gives you an unsettling feeling that this is going on," said Oscar Azmitia, who often plays racquetball at Fleishmann Park. "You don't want to feel that your kids are out there, and they get something stolen from them."

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his 20s, wearing jean shorts, a gray shirt, gray shoes and possibly a Miami Dolphins hat. He was driving a white Cadillac with a white cloth top.