Sally's Beauty robber arrested in Toledo, OH
Boca Raton, FL On Sunday, September 19, the clerk at Sally's Beauty Supply, 1950 NE 5th Avenue, was robbed at knife point. Based on information developed by Boca Raton Police officers, the suspect was arrested by members of the Toledo Police Department on Monday, September 27.
During the initial investigation, Boca Raton Police Detective Hanley circulated a photograph of the suspect, taken from surveillance video. A member of the Boca Raton Police Tactical Team saw the photograph and notified Detective Hanley that the suspect's name was Toby Berry. The police officer had spoken to Berry on September 16 during a routine street encounter in the parking lot of Fifth Avenue Shops. During that encounter, Berry had a gold and silver medium size folding pocketknife in his possession, and said he was staying with a friend at Boca Manor Apartments, 2500 N. Federal Highway.
Boca Raton Police detectives went to the apartment at Boca Manor and spoke with the resident, who said Berry had been staying with her for the past week. The resident identified Berry as the person in the surveillance video. Detectives then spoke with the property manager who said Berry had been driving a red Ford pick-up truck with a broken out rear window. Boca Raton Police Detective Suarez remembered seeing that vehicle parked on the south side of the Fifth Avenue Shops. The pick-up truck was located and detectives discovered it was reported stolen out of Broward County. The owner of the truck told detectives that he loaned the vehicle to Berry and he failed to return it. The owner identified Berry as the person in the surveillance video.
Detective Hanley filed for a warrant for Toby Berry for the charge of robbery with a deadly weapon. The investigation revealed that Berry had previously lived in Toledo, Ohio and still has family there. Detectives notified officials in Ohio that Berry might be heading to their jurisdiction. On Monday, Berry was arrested in Toledo without incident.
(Photo courtesy of Toledo PD)