Woman Says She's In Trouble, Has Object Strapped To Chest At Boca Apple Store

Who is she? If you know, please telephone Boca Raton Police or CrimeStoppers. Police fear she may be in trouble.

Who is she? If you know, please telephone Boca Raton Police or CrimeStoppers. Police fear she may be in trouble.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A woman walked in a befuddled state through the Apple Store (NASDAQ:AAPL) at Boca Raton’s Town Center Mall, entered the men’s bathroom, then displayed an item strapped to her chest before telling a worker she’s in trouble and leaving the store.

Police still aren’t sure what they were — or are — dealing with, and are asking anyone who knows the woman shown to telephone police or crimestoppers.

According to Boca Raton Police:

Police officers responded to the Apple Store at Town Center Mall shortly after 2:30 pm, Tuesday, July 9th after a store employee called and said a woman he confronted in the back area of the store claimed she was in trouble.


Video shows the woman walk into the store and go directly to the  rear, where she attempts to enter the men’s restroom.  After an employee tells her it’s the wrong restroom, she apologizes and then enters the women’s restroom.  After about 20 seconds, she exits the restroom, walks around the store and enters a second door leading to a back storage area.  When confronted by a store employee again, the woman unzipped her hoodie and displayed a small black object attached to her chest by a strap. The woman asked for help, but also asked the witness to not call police or she would be harmed.  The woman then exits the store.


Video shows the woman entering the mall from the loading dock/service entrance to the left of the Capital Grille.  She can later be seen leaving the same service exit and running through the parking lot.


Multiple officers responded to the area, but the female was already gone.  Eyewitness accounts describe and surveillance video from the Apple Store show a tall woman, possibly Hispanic, wearing a LSW red hoodie, red hat and black leggings.  There was a gray graphic design on the front of the hoodie. The woman also appeared to be wearing some type of audio earpiece.


Anyone with any information about this incident or who knows who the identity of the female is urged to call Detective Jeff Stepp at 561-620-6196 or 561-289-9334 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.  Video can be viewed by clicking here.

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