UPDATE 4:11p from PBSO:
The first armed robbery occurred at the Academic High School located in the 23100 block of State Road 7, unincorporated Boca Raton. The suspect entered the school approached an employee and demanded to know where the safe was. Once he was told there was no safe on the premises he fled the area and struck the second location. The second armed robbery occurred at Cosmo Pro Beauty Supply, located in the 23200 block of State Road 7, unincorporated Boca Raton. The suspect entered the store and demanded the clerk to open the safe. The clerk and patron both fled the store leaving the suspect behind.
The suspect was described as a thin black male, approximately 6’5”, wearing blue jeans, a blue short-sleeve button down shirt, a dark baseball cap and a dark bandana covering his face. The suspect was armed with a dark handgun.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Source PBSO — Just after 9:00 am, deputies responded to shots fired in the 23200 block of State Road 7, Boca Raton. Upon arrival deputies learned that the suspect may still be inside the business. ALL occupants in the business and surrounding businesses have been evacuated successfully.
While deputies are looking for the suspect the following roads will be shut down: north and south bound lanes of State Road 7 from SW 18th Street to County Line Road, Boca Raton (unincorporated area) ** Traffic is being diverted eastbound from Marina Blvd.
No suspect information. This incident is very active and ongoing.
More information will be released when it becomes available.
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