BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) –Boca Raton Police have charged 15 year old Travis Brown and 15 year old Tarelle Moore with sudden snatching for their alleged roles in physically ripping a necklace from the neck of a juvenile. It happened Tuesday afternoon when the victim got off his school bus in the area of 1500 North Federal Highway.
Here is the official report from Boca Raton Police:
On Tuesday, November 22 at 4:10 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers received a report of a robbery that occurred about 25 minutes earlier. The juvenile victim said when he got off of the school bus at 1500 North Federal Highway, an acquaintance from school, Tarelle Moore, approached and spoke with him while another juvenile ripped his gold necklace from his neck.
The victim went home and when his parents got home, they called police. Meanwhile at about 3:50 p.m., before the crime was reported, a Boca Raton Police officer was on routine patrol in the area of 1515 North Federal Highway. The officer saw a male, later identified as Travis Brown, running west in the parking lot. Brown caught the officer’s attention because he was clutching something near his waistband and kept looking behind him. The officer called the information out on the police radio and other officers responded to the area. The officer saw Brown as he was about to jump a wall to the rear of the property and called out, “Stop, police!” Brown ignored the command, continued over the wall and ran out of sight.
Officers continued to check the area until they were advised of the robbery. They determined that Moore lived on NE 2nd Court, where they met with Moore and his mother. The victim identified Moore as the individual who distracted him while the other juvenile grabbed his necklace. A short time later, detectives located Brown at 1350 North Dixie Highway. The original officer identified Brown as the person who ran from him and the victim identified Brown as the robber. Brown told officers he dumped the necklace and the clothes he was wearing in a container next to Moore’s home. Officers located and recovered the items.
Officers arrested Brown and Moore and charged them with robbery by sudden snatching. Brown was arrested for a similar robbery that occurred earlier in the month.