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Jewelry store robbed in Royal Palm Plaza

Boca Raton, FL – On Saturday, November 9, at about 6:00 p.m., J. Mark Jewelry store, 145 Via Naranjas, was robbed by an armed gunman.

The owner, Joel Mark Leibovitch, called Boca Raton Police to report the robbery. Leibovitch told officers that he was in the process of closing the store and was talking to his girlfriend, when a man entered the store. The suspect displayed a handgun and directed Leibovitch and his girlfriend to the rear of the store. The suspect then told Leibovitch to open the safes and he removed an undetermined amount of jewelry and money. The suspect ordered Leibovitch and his girlfriend into a storage closet and told them to remain there for an hour. After an hour passed, Leibovitch called the police. No one was injured.

The suspect spoke Spanish and is described as a Hispanic male, between 5’5” and 5’8” tall, medium build, wearing a grey or green puffy, hooded, rain jacket, and sunglasses covering his face.

If anyone has information about this case, they are asked to call Detective Ron Mello at (561) 620-6186 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.