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Two post office employees robbed

Boca Raton, FL – On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at about 3:00 a.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to an armed robbery at the Boca Raton Post Office at 2800 North Military Trail.

Arriving officers met with the two victims, who saw a suspicious, dark colored sedan parked in the lot when they arrived to work. One victim entered the building as the other victim parked his car. The victim walked toward the building with his cooler in hand when a male approached him. The suspect showed the victim a handgun and said it was a robbery. The suspect asked the victim which vehicle was his and then walked him over to it. As they walked to his truck, a second suspect joined them. One suspect took the victim's wallet and black baseball cap with “Lost” written on it, ate his lunch and then threw his cooler and cell phone into the bushes.

The two suspects walked the vicitm into the post office where they found the second victim. They pointed their guns at him and took his cash and cell phone. The suspects then fled out of the building and threw the second victim's phone in the bushes before they left in the dark colored vehicle. Neither victim was injured.

Both suspects are black males, wore dark colored clothing, are in their late 20’s to early 30’s and were armed with handguns. The first suspect was described as tall, about 6’1” tall, medium build, with longer hair, possibly dread locks. The second suspect was described as shorter, about 5’6” tall. The victims told officers both suspects were polite and spoke with them throughout the robbery. Boca Raton detectives are working with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on the investigation.

If you have information about this crime, please call Detective Jeff Stepp at (561) 620-6196 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.

Armed man robs Publix

Boca Raton, FL – On Thursday, January 22 at about 11:10 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Publix, 1968 NE 5th Avenue. Employees called 911 after they saw a man pointing a gun at other employees.

Arriving officers met with several employees outside the store who told them that shortly before closing, a male entered the store pushing a shopping cart and was looking down at a store flyer. The male left the shopping cart in front of the customer service area and went into the bathroom. After about 10 minutes, an employee went to check on him. At that point the male exited the bathroom and pointed a gun at employees.

The suspect had a neon green mask over his face and was holding a silver handgun. The suspect was described as a black male, about 5’8” tall, thin build, wearing a grey and black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a backpack.

The suspect knocked on the closed and locked office door, where an employee was counting money. The employee didn’t open the door, but then the suspect began smashing the glass window in the door. The suspect displayed the gun and demanded she open the door, which she did. The suspect then took an undetermined amount of cash from the safe, put it in his backpack and left. No one was injured.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Jeff Stepp at (561) 620-6196 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.

 

 

Man robs woman at ATM, steals her car
Arrested in Martin County

Boca Raton, FL – On Saturday, January 10 at about 8:10 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to an armed robbery and carjacking at the Chase Bank, 3901 North Federal Highway.

The victim told officers she was using the ATM when a male approached her from behind. The suspect was carrying a large hunting knife and demanded that she give him $500. The victim was eventually able to withdraw the money, which she handed to the suspect. The suspect then demanded her car keys, but told her she could remove any personal property before he took her car. The victim took her purse from her green Jeep Wrangler and the suspect drove away.

Officers had the victim’s Jeep entered into the State crime database as stolen and Boca Raton detectives interviewed the victim. The next day detectives received a call from a sergeant with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office who said they arrested the driver of the stolen Jeep, Duaine Knisely. Knisely told detectives that he spent the last week in Pompano Beach on a drug binge. Knisely also admitted to asking people for money at an ATM and taking the victim’s Jeep. He added that due to his level of drug intoxication, he could not recall many details.

Detectives charged Knisely with robbery with a deadly weapon and carjacking.

Charged:

Duaine Knisely
DOB 09/17/1978
Vero Beach, FL

Group robbed at their front door

Boca Raton, FL – On Sunday, January 11 at about 2:15 a.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to an armed robbery that happened outside a residence in the 8300 block of NW 7th Court.

The husband, wife and their friend arrived home from a night out in downtown Delray Beach. As they waited for their babysitter to open the front door, the victims heard a male voice behind them say, “Get on the ground and give me everything you have.” The victims saw a male wearing dark clothing and holding something over his face, pointing a small, black handgun at them. The male victim complied and placed his money and credit cards on the floor of the porch. The two female victims both said they were so shocked that they did not comply. The suspect grabbed the items and walked away. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’0” tall, thin build, short hair and he possibly had a Haitian accent. One victim saw a second suspect standing a short distance away. He is also described as a thin, black male wearing dark clothing.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Tim Kurdys at (561) 338-1377 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.

Woman robbed at gunpoint

Boca Raton, FL – On Saturday, December 27 at about 8:15 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that occurred at 2801 NE 2nd Avenue.

The victim told officers she had just returned home from Publix and was sitting in the car in her driveway with her 22 month old child in the backseat. After several minutes she heard a noise, which she believed to be the racking of a handgun, and saw a male outside her open window, pointing a 9mm handgun at her. The suspect yelled, “Give me your phone!” He then reached into the car and grabbed the phone from her hand. The suspect demanded her money, but the victim told him she didn’t have anything else. The suspect opened the rear driver’s side door and began rummaging around in the backseat. The victim was afraid for her child so she got out of the car and as she did, she saw the suspect pointing the gun at her child. The victim pleaded with the suspect and yelled for help.

The suspect ran westbound on foot towards Dixie Highway. Neither the victim nor her child, were injured. The victim described the suspect as a black male, approximately 25 years old, tall, medium build, and wearing a dark colored shirt, jeans, and a diamond chain.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Jeff Stepp at (561) 620-6196 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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Cyber Safety Week

The wide range of devices available, allow immediate access to the internet from almost anywhere. This connectivity brings an increased risk of theft, fraud, and other criminal activity. In an effort to reenergize our focus on safe practices of internet usage, October 6 to October10 is designated Cyber Safety Week. During this week, evaluate how you use the internet and what steps you have taken to reduce your vulnerability to cyber crime. The following tips will start you on the right track:


Set strong passwords, change them regularly, and don’t share them with anyone.

Keep your device and security software optimized by installing the latest updates.

Run security scans often.

Use privacy settings and limit the amount of personal information you post online.

Be cautious about offers online – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Talk to your children about the importance of online safety.

For additional online safety tips, follow the Boca Raton Police Department on Facebook or @BocaPolice on Twitter or contact the Boca Raton Police Crime Prevention Unit at 561-347-3938.

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