Boca Raton police detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on the barrier island early Sunday morning, July 24.

The two victims arrived home on Banyan Road at 4:28 a.m. after spending the evening at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, police said in a news release. Both victims stated that when they parked and got out of the car, they were approached by a masked Black man who pointed a gun at them and demanded their belongings.

Both victims complied and gave the man their wallets, phones and cash. Both stated he began to flee and before jumping over a concrete wall turned and fired one shot in their direction. The man then got into a dark SUV parked on Banyan Road and fled north. Neither victim was injured.

The incident happened in the 2700 block of Banyan Road. Banyan is a block west of State Road A1A and runs parallel to it from East Camino Real to Southeast 31st Street.

The suspect is described as being about 5-feet-8-inches to 5-feet-10-inches tall wearing dark pants and a long-sleeve hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scott Hanley at 561-338-1344.

— Steve Plunkett

 

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