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Man returning from club robbed at gunpoint


Boca Raton, FL – On Monday, August 15 at just after 4:15 in the morning, Aquilino Cruz-Vidal was robbed at gunpoint outside his apartment at 1200 NW 15th Court.  Boca Raton Police officers responded when Cruz-Vidal's cousin, who also lives in the complex, called 911.


Cruz-Vidal told officers he had been at a club in West Palm Beach with two friends and had dropped the friends off at their respective homes before arriving home himself.  When Cruz-Vidal got out of his car, he was approached by a male pointing a gun at him. The suspect told Cruz-Vidal to get on the ground and give him his wallet.  At this point a second suspect, who was also armed with a gun, got out of a grey four-door vehicle, which was stopped in the street, and approached them. The victim said he did not have a wallet and refused to get on the ground. The suspect grabbed Cruz-Vidal and tried to push him to the ground, ripping Cruz-Vidal's necklace off his neck. The suspect grabbed Cruz-Vidal's shirt and pulled him toward an area north of the parking lot.  During the struggle the suspect took Cruz-Vidal's bracelet.  Cruz-Vidal was able to pull free from the suspect and threw his keys and cell phone at him.  At this point the suspect fired two shots.  The victim was not struck by the bullets.


The suspects got into a newer model, grey four-door American made car, which was driven by an unknown third suspect, and left east on NW 13th Street.  The victim sustained minor abrasions and a ripped shirt.  If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Ron Mello at (561) 620-6186 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.



#1 Hispanic male, late 20's to early 30's
Short, straight black hair, thin mustache
5'8' tall, 170 pounds
Wearing a black t-shirt
Armed with a samll semi-automatic gun
#2 White or Hispanic male
Short, straight black hair
5'10" tall, 150 pounds
Wearing a white t-shirt
Armed with a gun