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Date: May 23, 2017                                                                PIO Number: 17-5-31


On a Wednesday afternoon, an elderly woman was headed inside her Pompano Beach house when she had her purse yanked from her shoulder. The next day, another elderly woman was approaching her Pompano Beach home when her shopping bag was jerked away. The suspect in both incidents: a tall, thin male who wore an orange shirt with a broad white stripe and shorts.

The second robbery was captured on surveillance video and Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives believe someone can identify the suspect.

The video shows the suspect entering an elevator with the second victim around 1:50 p.m. May 11 in the 2300 block of South Cypress Bend Drive. As the 85-year-old exited the elevator, the suspect followed and snatched the drugstore bag off her arm. He got away with books and magazines.

The first robbery happened around 1:30 p.m. May 10 in the 400 block of Northeast Second Street when the 78-year-old victim was trying to enter her home after a trip to the grocery store. The suspect took the victim by surprise when he bellowed, “Give me your purse.” He pulled her handbag off her shoulder so violently that she fell and suffered a broken clavicle, and bruises and abrasions on her hands, knees and ankles. A witness’s description of the suspect in this case was consistent with the individual seen on video.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Detective Victor Carrasquillo at 954-321-4208. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

MEDIA NOTE: Surveillance video from the May 11 incident is available at


Joy Oglesby/PIO

Posted At: 05/23/2017 01:24 PM


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