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Boca Raton Police investigating armed robbery

Video of suspect

Video of suspect vehicle


Boca Raton, FL – Detectives from the Boca Raton Police Services Department are investigating an armed robbery which occurred in the Palmetto Park Square Plaza on Palmetto Park Road around 2:00 pm this afternoon. 


The victim was loading shopping bags into her car south of the Kmart in the parking lot when she was approached by a black male who pointed a handgun at her and forcibly took her purse.  The suspect was last seen fleeing west through the parking lot.


The suspect is described as a short black male, 5’8”-5’10”, 170 pounds, baggy pants, wearing a blue baseball cap and a black polo shirt with an emblem on the left pocket over a white t-shirt and dark shoes.  He also had a bandage on his left hand.  The suspect used the victim’s credit card at a Mobil gas station on Glades Road west of the Turnpike shortly after the robbery.  The suspect was wearing the same pants and shoes but was wearing a tank top instead of a polo shirt.  He was seen leaving in a green midsize SUV with tinted windows.


Anyone with any information is asked call Detective Ron Mello at 561-620-6186 or Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS