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Robbers arrested after purse snatching


Boca Raton, FL On Tuesday, June 21 at about 9:15 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to Saks Fifth Avenue, 5800 West Glades Road, after receiving a report of a purse snatching that just occurred.


The victim, an employee, had just left work and was walking through the loading dock area toward the main parking lot, when two males ran up to her and grabbed the bags she was carrying and her purse from her arm. During the struggle, the victim fell to the ground and sustained minor injuries. The suspects ran back to the main parking lot and left in a black Toyota Camry. Responding officers located the vehicle at the intersection of Glades Road and St. Andrews Boulevard. A brief pursuit ensued into a nearby housing development which ended when the suspects, identified as Gerald Allen, Jevaughn Bowen and a juvenile, drove down a cul-de-sac and were apprehended without incident.


The victim identified Gerald Allen as one of the suspects who robbed her. The victim's property was recovered from inside the Toyota. Allen is charged with robbery and violation of probation, Jevaughn Bowen was arrested for an outstanding warrant, and the juvenile who was apprehended was not charged with a crime and was subsequently released to his guardian.

gallen                bowen

Gerald Allen          Jevaughn Bowen     

DOB 05/30/1990         DOB 05/31/1989

N. Lauderdale, FL        West Park, FL




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