BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton man is accused of trying to rip gold necklaces from the neck of another man at the Wyndham Hotel at 1950 West Glades Road.
The suspect was later caught on camera by a Boca Raton Police camera in the area.
Milenku Barbarasa is now charged with “robbery by sudden snatching.”
This is the official narrative written by Boca Raton Police:
“On June 12, 2021 at 1714 hours, I responded to 1950 W. Glades Road (Wyndham) in reference to a robbery investigation. Upon arrival I made contact with the victim, [redacted]. According to [redacted], he was at the pool / bar area when an intoxicated W / M wearing a red shirt, red shorts, red shoes, with cornrows, and tattoos approached him and stated, “hey come here, let me see those chains” and grabbed his upper right arm area with his left hand and grabbed his three gold chains around his neck with his right hand.
The suspect then forcibly yanked on the victim’s three gold chains around his neck of him, in which the victim pushed the suspect to gain distance from him. After, a verbal altercation ensued between the victim and the suspect. The victim advised he assumed the suspect was trying to steal his chains by his actions. The victim also advised the suspect was unable to retrieve the chains from his neck and that the chains were undamaged during the incident.
I then made contact with a bartender on scene who advised he was bartending during the indent. The Bartender advised he did not witness the physical interaction between the two, however he heard the verbal argument with the suspect cursing at the victim.
Contact was then made with the front desk who advised the suspect is staying in room 316 of the hotel and provided a name of Milenko Barbarasa, with a phone number of [redacted]. It should be noted, prior to arrival, Boca Raton Police Dispatch advised the suspect, who was wearing a red shirt, red shorts, red shoes, and tattoos was currently on camera on the corner of NW 19th Street / N Military Trail. The suspect then began walking southbound on N. Military Trail before visual was lost.
Shortly after, I made contacted the number provided by hotel staff and an intoxicated male answered the phone who stated he would meet with officers at his currently location, 5250 Town Center Circle (Starbucks). Shortly after, I made contact with a W / M wearing a read shirt, red shorts, red shoes, and had multiple tattoos. He identified himself by his Florida Driver’s License as Milenko Barbarasa. At this time, I read Barbarasa his Constructional Warnings from a pre-printed card and he agreed to (speak with me).
The male then advised he was at the Wyndham when he got into an argument with a subject about a seat while at the bar area. Barbarasa advised there was never any physical altercation with the subject and at no point did he ever grab the vicțim`s chains. It should be noted, during this time Barbarasa was positively identified as the suspect involved during a “show-up” with the victim.
At this time, I developed probable cause to arrest Milenko Barbarasa for Robbery by Sudden Snatching, pursuant to F.S.S. 812,131 (la). Barbarasa knowingly and willingly attempted to forcibly take the victim`s property (gold chains) from his neck of him. Barbarasa was then transported to the Boca Raton Police Department and later transported to the Palm Beach County Jail.”
Barbarasa, 30, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail just after 11 p.m. Saturday. He was released Sunday afternoon on his own recognizance. A court date is pending. He lists the 5000 block of Champion Blvd. in Boca Raton as his home address.
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