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Attempted purse snatching outside supermarket

Boca Raton, FL Officers from the Boca Raton Police Services Department responded to a strong arm robbery outside the Publix Supermarket, 1968 NE 5th Avenue. The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. as the victim was loading groceries into her car.

The victim said as she was standing next to her car, she felt someone pulling on her purse. She immediately turned around and screamed. The suspect continued to pull her purse as the victim struggled with him. The suspect quickly gave up and fled on foot without the victim's purse. The victim was not physically injured.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid 20's, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 150-160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie and light colored shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Juan Pijuan at (561) 338-1387.