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Gunman attempts to rob woman in hotel parking lot

Boca Raton, FL On Wednesday, June 29 at about 11:15 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred in the parking lot of the Renaissance Hotel, 2000 NW 19th Street.

The victim told officers that she pulled into the parking lot and parked on the east side of the hotel. She was texting briefly before she got out of her car. As soon as she got out of the car, the suspect approached, pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at her and demanded her money and laptop computer. She said she did not have any money and showed him her empty wallet. The suspect made her open the trunk of her car and then the passenger door to look inside. The suspect told the victim to, Just go. The victim walked away and went into the hotel and the police were notified shortly thereafter.

The victim did not see which way the suspect left or if he got into a car. The victim was not injured and the suspect did not get any of the victim's possessions. 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.


Dark-skinned black male with short hair
5'10 to 6' tall, stocky or square build
Wearing a blue and white shirt with a collar
Grey jeans and a blue and white baseball cap
Armed with a black semi-automatic handgun