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Suspect grabs cash from open register

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Boca Raton, FL – On Thursday, December 12, at about 8:20 p.m., Boca Raton Police Officers received a report of a strong-arm robbery at Wendy’s, 831 West Yamato Road.

An employee told officers the suspect had been waiting in line to place his food order, but allowed another customer to go before him. The suspect waited several minutes before approaching the counter then placed his order and paid with cash. When the employee opened the cash drawer, the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed the cash out of the register. The employee tried to push him away and there was a brief struggle. The suspect ran out of the store and witnesses saw him get into a brown four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota Corolla, and drive west on Yamato Road. The employee was not injured. The suspect got away with an undetermined amount of cash.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Jeff Clare at (561) 338-1246 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.


Black male, mid 20’s
Approximately 5’7” tall, slim build
Wearing blue, long sleeve t-shirt, black pants
Blue hat with white brim, ‘New York” on it