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Burglary victim struck by fleeing suspect's car

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Boca Raton , FL On Sunday, May 16, at about 5:45 p.m., officers from the Boca Raton Police Services Department responded to a burglary to an automobile at the Mobil Station, 1459 West Yamato Road , where the victim was struck by the fleeing suspect's car.

When officers arrived, they met with the victim who said she was pumping gas on the driver's side of her vehicle when she noticed her passenger door open and a black male reach in and take her purse, which was lying on the seat. The suspect then got into the rear driver's side door of a waiting vehicle. The victim attempted to confront the suspect as the suspect vehicle was leaving the gas station and was sideswiped by the fleeing vehicle, causing her to fall to the pavement. The victim sustained minor abrasions and contusions.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his late twenties or early thirties, wearing a white t-shirt and an orange hat. The suspect vehicle is a teal, four-door, newer model Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective John Moran at (561) 338-1315 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.


B/M late 20's to early 30's

Wearing a white shirt and orange hat


Suspect Vehicle:

Late model, teal, Nissan Altima