AUBURNDALE, Fla. — A grandmother shopping at Lowe's Thursday was on her way out when a man came up beside her and demanded the keys to her car.
61-year-old Deborah Cronin said she was at the back end of her Chevy Trail Blazer SUV around 10:40 a.m. when a young man said "bad things" to her and then demanded she give him the keys.
At first Cronin though it was a joke, but the man became violent, pushing her aside and grabbing the keys from her hand. Once the man was inside, Cronin said she began banging on the window with a watering wand, but he didn't stop.
The man took off in a matter of seconds.
Luckily, witnesses saw what was happening and were able to grab a picture of the suspect.
He's described as a white or Hispanic man, about 20-35 years old with dark hair, a black t-shirt and red shoes. Cronin said he was wearing a multi-colored baseball hat which was turned backwards and had a tattoo on his neck.
Cronin's car, which is still missing, is a 2003 Chevy TrailBlazer SUV with a Florida tag number of M718KY.
If you have any information call the Auburndale Police Department at (863) 965-5555 or Heartland Crime stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.