|There's a new crime in town - it's called the "bump and rob". And local law enforcement is increasingly worried over drivers being victimized. |
So much so, they are warning Palm Beach County residents that if you are driving on the road between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. and another car bumps you from behind, do not get out of your car.
From Palm Beach Gardens to Delray Beach, drivers are being robbed at gunpoint. The most recent incidents happened early Thursday.
Around 3 a.m. in Delray Beach, a "dark-colored Jeep brand SUV" bumped another car traveling north on Military Trail near Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach police Sgt. Nicole Guerriero said.
She said the victim got out of his car to check whether it was damaged. The passenger and driver of the SUV approached him with a gun. The passenger shot the victim twice, but did not rob him or steal his car.
Just about 30 minutes later, West Palm Beach police responded to a shooting on Churchill Road near Olive Avenue.
In this case, the victim was hit from behind by a similar-looking SUV. When he got out of his car to check for damage, he was shot and robbed.
Source - Palm Beach Post 5/19/2011