H.T. Hackney employee robbed of cargo
Boca Raton, FL On Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 8:19 a.m., officers with the Boca Raton Police Services Department responded to a report of a robbery that occurred at 1001 SW 2nd Avenue.
The victim, Israel Machado-Castillo, an employee of H.T. Hackney, told officers he had just parked his work vehicle, a white box truck, in the alley behind Walgreens. Machado-Castillo said he was approached by a light skinned male about 6' tall, thin build, and wearing a grey, button-down shirt and dark slacks.
The unarmed male suspect forced Machado-Castillo into the rear of the truck and locked him in the cooler section. The suspect then proceeded to take the entire cargo and load it into a large unknown type of vehicle, which was parked behind Machado-Castillo's truck. The victim was released from the truck after a Good Samaritan heard him pounding from inside the vehicle. Machado-Castillo was not injured. Approximately $100,000 in cigarettes, cigars, other tobacco products, and various items were stolen.
If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Joseph Smith at (561) 620-6140 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.
Light skinned Male
6' tall thin build
Grey button down shirt