Boynton Beach police seek teen targeting elderly women

Teen accused of groping woman, pleasuring himself in front of another

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Boynton Beach police are searching for a teenage boy who they said has been targeting elderly women in the area.

The latest incident was reported Thursday at the Carriage Gate community by a 71-year-old woman who said that she was sunbathing when she found the teen standing over her and pleasuring himself.

Police said the teen ran away into the nearby Oakwood Lakes community.

The same teen is believed to be the person who broke into a house in the Carriage Gate community on April 20. Police said he groped an elderly woman inside the home.

The teen is described as a black male between the ages of 15 and 18. He has a slim build and short-cropped hair.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Detective Brent Joseph at at 561-732-8116 or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS.

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