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.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: Cases, Positivity Rates, Deaths Rise Amid Coronavirus Surge
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.READ MORE: 'Biggest Tragedy Is Preventable Loss Of Life': Memorial Healthcare System Chief Urges Public To Get COVID Vaccine
Police released a surveillance video of the wanted man.
If you can identify the man, police want to hear from you.MORE NEWS: Florida Becoming Epicenter Of Coronavirus Outbreak
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 browardcrimestoppers.org.