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Would be robbers leave empty handed

Boca Raton, FL – On Thursday, April 5, at about 9:45 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to an attempted robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Advanced Auto Parts, 1776 North Dixie Highway.

The victim and witness, both employees of Advanced Auto Parts, had just closed up the store and were walking to their respective cars when the victim was approached by two unknown males. One suspect told the victim to give him his cell phone, money, and jewelry. The victim refused and yelled to the other employee to “get his weapon” out of the car and told the suspects he was calling the police. The witness ran to his car and retrieved a baseball bat. As the witness ran toward the victim and suspects, the suspects fled toward the rear of the business and jumped the wall.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Scott Hanley at (561) 338-1344 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.

Suspects:

#1 Black male, 20-30 years old             #2 Black male, 20-30 years old
5’8” to 5’10” tall, 160-180 pounds        5’8” to 5’10” tall, 160-180 pounds
Dark colored hoodie                              White t-shirt, dark baseball cap