Robber tries stealing man's gold chain

Attempted robbery happens at Walgreens in Pompano Beach


The Broward Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who tried stealing another man's gold chain at a Walgreens in Pompano Beach.

The attempted robbery happened at 1101 E. Atlantic Boulevard on July 29.

In the surveillance video, the robber walks into the store and tries ripping off the 58-year-old man's gold chain as he reads the paper.

Watch: Surveillance video

"I didn't realize what was going on at first, couple of seconds, and then I realized someone was trying to steal my chain," said Sandy, the near victim. "He put his hand between the door so I couldn't get to him but he could grab my chain."

"He pulled hard and I'm surprised that chain didn't break at all," said Helen Toxqui, a Walgreens employee who was working that day.

"He did have a handful of my chain and he was yanking on it pretty hard," added Sandy.

A witness then intervenes, and the robber runs away. Several people, including Sandy, chase after him.

"Then he pulled his shirt up as he was running back and I thought I saw a gun and he said, 'Don't follow me,'" said Sandy.

A coin on Sandy's 30-year-old chain fell off but he found it.

"He got away with nothing," he said. "I consider myself pretty lucky that I have my chain and my coin and I didn't get hurt."

Anyone with information on the attempted robbery is asked to call BSO at 954-321-4209 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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