Boca Raton Police are investigating a purse snatching in the parking lot of Publix.

On Monday, October 10th, at just before 10:00 AM, Boca Raton Police officers responded to a robbery that just happened in the parking lot of Publix, 1001 South Federal Highway.

The victim told officers she parked her car and was getting out when a male approached and grabbed her purse. There was a brief struggle over the purse, during which the victim threw a cup of coffee on the suspect. The suspect was able to get the purse away from the victim, causing her to fall in the process. The suspect was last seen running west on the north sidewalk of SE 11th Street towards Dixie Highway. The victim sustained minor scratches from the fall and did not require medical treatment.


Hispanic or light-skinned black male
In his late 30’s to early 40’s
Short hair, well-groomed, no facial hair
About 5’11” tall, muscular build
Wearing dark pants and a white polo shirt


If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Scott Hanley at (561) 338-1344 or if you’d like to stay anonymous and be eligible for up to $1,000 REWARD call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477) or text tips to