Carjacking/Kidnapping

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Michael L. Haworth, Chief of Police
Pinellas Park Police Department
7700 59th Street N.
Pinellas Park, Florida 33781

Contact: Sergeant John Shea
Public Information Officer
O- 727-369-7830
JShea@pinellas-park.com

TITLE: Carjacking / Kidnapping
WHEN: October 2, 2020 at 1920 hours
WHERE:  7001 US Highway 19 N

Early this morning, detectives obtained information of a possible location of Canady with Perkins.  Several law enforcement agencies across Pinellas County began searching the area leading to the location of the vehicle traveling on US Highway 19 near Curlew Rd.  The vehicle was followed where it was abandoned in a neighborhood near US Highway 19 N and Main St. 

Responding officers located Perkins in close proximity of the stolen van and escorted him to safety.  Moments later, Canady was located and taken into custody without incident.  Perkins did not sustain any injuries during the incident and has been reunited with his mother. 

Canady has been transported to the Pinellas County Jail and has been charged with the following criminal charges:
Attempted Carjacking
Carjacking
Kidnapping (Four counts)

We want to thank the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office for their assistance with this investigation. 
No further information is expected to be released involving this case. 
Released by: Sgt. John Shea

Michael L. Haworth, Chief of Police
Pinellas Park Police Department
7700 59th Street N.
Pinellas Park, Florida 33781
Contact: Sergeant John Shea
Public Information Officer
O- 727-369-7830
JShea@pinellas-park.com

TITLE: Carjacking
WHEN: October 2, 2020 at 1920 hours
WHERE:  7001 US Highway 19 N

Earlier this evening, officers responded to the McDonald's located at 7001 US Highway 19 N in reference to a carjacking. Through investigation, it was learned a black male subject, later identified as Frederick Canady, attempted to carjack two vehicles in the parking lot of the restaurant.  Canady successfully completed the carjacking of a third vehicle and fled the scene with the victim and two young children inside.  A short distance later, Canady forced the victim and the two children out of the vehicle and fleeing the scene.  The victim sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for her injuries.  No injuries were reported to the children in the vehicle.

At the time of the carjacking, Canady had his 6-year-old nephew, Marquis Perkins, in his care.  Perkins did not take part in the carjacking but fled the scene with Canady and his whereabouts are currently unknown.  Perkins has been with Canady, who is his uncle, throughout the day and arrived with him at the incident location on a bicycle.  The motive for the carjacking is unknown at this time and an AMBER Alert is being completed for the unknown whereabouts of Perkins.

The vehicle Canady stole and was last seen operating is a 2009 light blue Kia Sedona van with FL tag Z883JA.  Perkins, whose whereabouts are currently unknown, is described as a black male, 4'03" tall weighing 85 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.  He was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a red Adidas jacket with white stripes down the sleeve with a gray Puma shirt underneath.  Perkins was wearing navy blue Puma slides.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Perkins or Canady is encouraged to contact the Pinellas Park Police Department at 727-369-7864 or Pinellas County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS(8577).

The on-call PIO will be responding to the scene for any other requested information.  The media is asked to stage in the parking lot of AT&T on the southeast corner of US Highway 19 N and 70th Ave.

Released by: Sergeant John Shea