Woman’s purse snatched near downtown Boca restaurant
The victim told officers she got into an argument with her boyfriend and he left her at Flanigan’s Restaurant. The victim was upset and decided to walk home, she told police
Public Information Manager Mark Economou said she had walked about a block when a male approached her and asked if she was okay. After a brief conversation, the suspect grabbed the Coach purse off of her arm.
The victim told officers they struggled over the purse, but the male was able to take it from her. The suspect ran south and the victim chased him for a short distance, but was unable to catch him. Police said a passerby saw the victim and offered to call the police for her.
The victim sustained some cuts and bruises which did not require medical treatment, police said. The victim told police the purse contained her wallet, cash, credit cards, keys and her cell phone.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Juan Pijuan at (561) 338-1387 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.