In early 2011 Officer Randazzo and his Trainee, Officer Andrade, responded to the playground of a local Burger King where a terrified 12-year old victim reported that a suspect demanded he give him the $200 shoes he was wearing. Under threat of being beaten the child handed over his shoes to the suspect. Officer Randazzo immediately issued a BOLO for the suspect and enlisted the assistance of Detectives all while consoling the victim and training Officer Andrade on the actions he was taking. Based on the description of the suspect and Officer Randazzo’s personal knowledge of known criminals in the area, he began to systematically attempt to locate these known criminals in an effort to possibly identify the perpetrator. Officer Randazzo’s efforts paid off. In just a few short hours the suspect was identified and taken into custody.