A Broward County man and teen robbed three elderly women in the parking lot of the Boca Raton Public Library, and are suspected of another robbery in Ocean Ridge, the Boca Raton Police Department says.
Keon Denard Cunnington, of Lauderhill, and a teen who police are not identifying, both are accused of robbing three women of a purse at gunpoint on Feb. 27 at the library.
Cunnington, 20, was arrested Thursday and faces three armed robbery charges. It isn’t clear whether the teen was taken into custody or faces charges.
Cunnington and the teen followed three elderly women to the parking lot of the public library while riding Hoverboards, the police report says.
As the women approached their vehicle at about 9 p.m., one of the men pulled out a pistol. He grabbed one woman, 70, and dragged her onto the parking lot floor in an attempt to steal her purse, the report says.
One of the women called police, and her friends’ screams could be heard in the background, police say.
The robbers ran off with one purse with several credit cards and personal items inside. Just one hour after the incident, one of the robbers used the elderly woman’s credit card at a Wal-Mart in Delray Beach, police say.
The women had minor injuries.
Earlier that day, a similar robbery took place in Ocean Ridge, a coastal town north of Boca Raton. Cunnington and the teen robbed two people of their Hoverboards at gunpoint just after 5 p.m., detectives say.
Officers in Ocean Ridge noted the license plate on the vehicle involved in the Hoverboard robbery. They tracked the owner of the vehicle to Lauderhill, the report says.
The teen’s father owned the vehicle and allowed police to search the home, where detectives found the pistol used in the robbery and clothing matching that captured on surveillance at Wal-Mart.
The teen’s sister told police that Cunnington was involved in the crime. Detectives tracked down Cunnington and say his description matches that given to police by the elderly women.
They also matched Cunnington’s prints to a hand print left on the victims’ vehicle, police say.
Cunnington is being held without bail at the Palm Beach County Jail.