POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help to track down a man who posed as a UPS delivery man during a robbery in Pompano Beach last week.
According to the incident report, the man knocked on an elderly woman’s door in the area of NW 1st Terrace near 16th Street on Thursday, February 27th.
When the woman opened the door, the man advised he had a package she needed to sign for.
When she reached for the clipboard, the man pulled out a gun, according to investigators.
The woman, 65-year-old Marie Jean Pierre, shoved the man and started screaming for help in the front yard.
Neighbor Claudia Kretzer heard the commotion and ran outside with her phone.
“I didn’t know what was happening at first,” Kretzer told CBS4’s Lauren Pastrana.
Kretzer said the man told her he didn’t know why the woman was screaming, but when he noticed her phone, he went after her.
“He thought I was taking a picture,” Kretzer explained. “I didn’t even know he was armed. I fought with him because of my phone. I even kicked his car when he left. He didn’t look dangerous. He didn’t look a bit dangerous.”
She said the man took off with her phone in a gray Dodge Charger.
Kretzer described the robber as a Hispanic man in his mid-twenties. He was last seen wearing khaki pants, a white sweater and a bandana on his head.
According to the incident report, deputies found two packages, a pen and a clipboard in the front yard of Jean Pierre’s home.
One package was empty and the other contained eight zip ties and duct tape, the report said.
BSO will be handing out flyers in the area Tuesday.
Anyone with information should contact Broward Crimestoppers at 954-493-TIPS.