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TAC Team arrests three likely burglars

Boca Raton, FL – On Tuesday, August 23, at about 11:40 a.m., officers with the Boca Raton Police Department’s Tactical (TAC) Team were conducting routine surveillance at a local gas station, 1255 West Palmetto Park Road, due to a recent increase in burglaries where purses were taken from the cars while victims were pumping gas. Officers saw a brown Ford Crown Victoria pull up to a gas pump and three males, later identified as Brian Abram, Garrick Troutman, and Courtney Aaron, get out of the car, open the trunk, walk around, then get back in the car without getting gas.

The Crown Victoria left west on Palmetto and the officer followed as Abram, the driver, cut across several lanes of traffic to get onto I-95 northbound. Abram got off at Glades Road, again cut across several lanes of traffic to turn onto Airport Road, heading north. Abram turned into Boomer’s, a place where historically there have been frequent auto burglaries, but Abram left immediately, possibly due to a marked patrol unit in the lot. Abram drove back to Glades Road, passed I-95 and turned onto NW Executive Center Drive, where Abram drove into Seasons 52. Abram circled the parking lot, drove to Jarrod’s, then behind Macaroni Grill, where he parked for several minutes. When Abram drove back towards Seasons 52 officers stopped the car.

All three occupants gave officers conflicting stories as to why they were in Boca Raton and where they had been. All three denied having been at Boomers. Based on their actions and statements, officers arrested all three and charged them with loitering and prowling. Aaron was also charged with providing a false name. Officers discovered Aaron had an active warrant out of Broward County.

Boca Raton Tactical Team members, who patrol crime hotspots, have made twenty arrests this month. The arrests include burglaries, stolen tags, traffic offenses and drug offenses.

Arrested:

troutman  babram  caaron
Garrick Troutman        Brian Abram                 Courtney Aaron
DOB 11/25/1990          DOB 07/26/1990           DOB 10/05/1986
Oakland Park, FL         Pompano Beach, FL      Ft Lauderdale, FL