BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is releasing a new photo as detectives hope to identify a suspect in last week’s armed robberies — and shooting — in West Boca that shut down 441 for hours.
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.