On Thursday, November 3rd, at just after 1:00 in the afternoon, Boca Raton Police received a report of an armed burglary in the Preserve housing development, in the 2300 block of NW 49th Lane.
The victim told officers he was in his house and had just finished showering, when he heard the doorbell ring twice. The victim went downstairs and saw a male, wearing dark clothing and a ski mask. The suspect threatened to stab the victim if he didn’t give him “all the money in the house.” The suspect had his hand in his pocket, which lead the victim to believe he had a gun. The victim gave the suspect his wallet, which contained his identification and several hundred dollars in cash, and his iPhone. The suspect then forced the victim into the kitchen where the suspect armed himself with two kitchen knives. The suspect forced the victim, at knifepoint, to lead him throughout the house looking for valuables. The suspect also took two iPods, a Mac Book laptop, and an iPad before barricading the victim in a bathroom and leaving the house.
The victim was able to escape from the bathroom and run to a neighbor’s house where he called police. The suspect was last seen jumping the north perimeter wall surrounding the development.
Black male about 6’0” tall, very thin build
Wearing all dark colored clothing and a dark ski mask
If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Chris Suarez at (561) 620-6146 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 firstname.lastname@example.org