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Man robs woman outside hotel

Boca Raton, FL On Monday, December 6, at a little after 7:00 p.m., officers with the Boca Raton Police Services Department, responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery that occurred outside of Town Place Suites, 5110 NW 8 Avenue.

When officers arrived, they met with the victim who told them she parked her car in front of the main entrance. She got out of her car and walked around to the passenger side where she opened the door and removed her carry-on bag. Before the victim could turn around, she heard a male voice demand her handbag as he approached her from behind. The victim said she clenched the strap to her bag and stepped away from the suspect as he grabbed the bag. The victim told officers they briefly struggled until the suspect pushed her down and ran away through the parking lot with her bag. The victim was not physically injured during the struggle. The victim described the suspect as a white male, wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans, and a dark baseball cap.

The suspect got into a dark colored vehicle and left the area in an unknown direction.

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.

Suspect:

White male
Wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans and dark baseball cap