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Six people arrested for robbing man on bicycle

Boca Raton, FL On Saturday, August 7, at around 12:30 a.m., officers with the Boca Raton Police Services Department responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery that had just occurred near 1200 NW 15th Court. When officers arrived they met with the victim, Ignacio Avendano.

Avendano told officers he was riding his bicycle home from work and was a few blocks from home, when a group of men attacked him. The suspects, who apparently laid in wait for Avendano, knocked him off his bicycle, punched him numerous times, and stole his wallet and work hat.

The suspects ran back to their car, which they had parked in a nearby parking lot, and fled the scene. A witness saw the suspects get into a Honda Accord and leave heading towards Glades Road. Members of the Tactical Team located the vehicle and the occupants. Avendano's hat was recovered from inside the vehicle, as were several items of clothing that Avendano and the witness said the suspects were wearing during the commission of the crime.

The following six suspects were arrested and charged with strong-arm robbery:




besser white garland

Dylan Besser  

DOB 06/27/93

Boca Raton  

Erik White 

DOB 05/20/94

Boca Raton 

Michael Garland

DOB 01/08/91

Boynton Beach





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Jean Luc 

DOB 12/10/90

Boynton Beach

Arnold Francois

DOB 06/03/93

Boca Raton

Caique Michael Lima

DOB 06/22/94

Boca Raton