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Woman's purse snatched near Flanigans


Boca Raton, FL On Saturday, May 8, just after midnight, officers from the Boca Raton Police Services Department, responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred near the area of 45 South Federal Highway.

The victim told officers she had just gotten into an argument with her boyfriend and he left her at Flanigan's Restaurant. The victim was upset and decided to walk home. She had walked about a block when a light-skinned black male approached her and asked if she was okay. After a brief conversation, the suspect grabbed her Coach purse off of her arm. The victim told officers they struggled over the purse, but the male was able to take it from her. The suspect ran south and the victim chased him for a short distance, but was unable to catch him. A passerby saw the victim and offered to call the police for her.

The victim sustained some abrasions and contusions which did not require medical treatment. The purse contained the victim's wallet, cash, credit cards, keys and her cell phone. The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male or mixed race male with short curly hair and wearing a white t-shirt.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Juan Pijuan at (561) 338-1387 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.