MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of attempting to rob two elderly women who had just returned home from the grocery store.

Police said it happened just before 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Cypress Chase South apartment complex located in the 2600 block of N.W. 48th Terrace in Lauderdale Lakes.

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BSO detectives say the women were carrying groceries when they were confronted by a man armed with a handgun.

The man demanded the victims’ purses but then ran off after one of the victims screamed out in anger, according to authorities.

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Police released a surveillance video of the wanted man.

If you can identify the man, police want to hear from you.

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Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact BSO at 954-321-5018. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at