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Robber steals wallet, then flees in taxi

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Boca Raton, FL On Sunday, July 18, at about 10:15 a.m., officers from the Boca Raton Police Services Department responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred in the parking lot of Fifth Avenue Shops, 1968 NE 5th Avenue.

When officers arrived, they met with the 91 year old victim. The victim said she had just left Publix and was near her car when a white male walked up to her. The victim told officers that the suspect, later identified as Robert Adams, said he admired her car and asked if she would give him a ride in it. When the victim refused, Adams grabbed her wallet from her purse and ran through the parking lot. The victim lost sight of Adams as he turned the corner of the building. The victim found an employee at a nearby store and they called the police.

A sergeant had dispatch operators contact local cab companies and learned that Yellow Cab had just picked up a person in the area matching the description of the suspect. Officers responded to the location of the taxi and stopped it on I-95 near Hillsboro Boulevard. Adams initially obeyed officer's commands, but then moved toward them in an aggressive manner, forcing an officer to use his Taser. Adams was taken into custody without further incident.

The victim identified Adams as the person who robbed her. He later confessed to the robbery and said that he was aggressive because he wanted officers to shoot him. The victim did not sustain any physical injuries and officers were able to recover her property. Officers charged Robert Adams with robbery.

Arrested:

Robert Adams
DOB 04/06/1982
Pompano Beach, FL