Three caught, one sought in west Boca after robbery, chase and shooting
by John Johnston
“It’s now a murder case,” said Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokesman Paul Miller, following the death of Delray Beach resident Samuel Salomon, 70.
Salomon was shot, Miller said, while he and his wife were traveling west bound on Atlantic Avenue, and robbers who were fleeing an earlier robbery in Boynton Beach, were shooting at pursuers.
The four robbers were fleeing the scene of a robbery at the Three Amigos grocery store in Boynton Beach. Earlier in the day, the four men burst into the store at 9860 W. Atlantic Boulevard -- one of them carrying what some said looked like a machine gun. Seven persons were in store, and ordered to the ground, said Miller.
After the robbery, Miller said the robbers got on the Turnpike, headed south, exited at Glades Road, and fled into a shopping center west of Boca Rio Road.
The suspects abandoned the vehicle near the International Jewelry Exchange located at the 8000 block of Glades Road - but not before firing shots at a pursuing vehicle, and in the process killing Salamon.
Police caught three of the men at the Glades road Jewelry Exchange location, said Miller.
At 5 p.m., police were still searching for a fourth man, described as approximately 6-foot-tall and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.
During the search, police closed the turnpike’s southbound Atlantic Avenue. Olympic Heights High School was put on a precautionary lockdown.
The group left the Boynton Beach store with an undisclosed amount of cash, ending with the arrest on Glades road, and a search for the fourth man.
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