Apple Store employees in Boca Raton, Florida, got quite a scare this week. A woman walked in and showed an employee a device strapped to her chest, told them not to call police, then ran out of the store.
According to the Boca Raton Police Department, police officers responded to the Apple Store at Town Center Mall in Boca shortly after 2:30 pm, Tuesday, July 9 after a store employee called and said a woman he confronted in the back area of the store claimed she was in trouble.
In-store security video shows the woman walk into the store and go directly to the rear, where she attempted to enter the men’s restroom. After an employee told her it was the wrong restroom, she apologized and then entered the women’s restroom.
After about 20 seconds, she exited the restroom, walked around the store and entered a second door leading to a back storage area. When confronted by a store employee again, the woman unzipped her hoodie and displayed a small black object attached to her chest by a strap. The woman asked for help, but also asked the witness to not call police or she would be harmed. The woman then exited the store.
Mall security video shows the woman entering the mall from the loading dock/service entrance near a mall restaurant. She can later be seen leaving the same service exit and running through the parking lot.
Multiple officers responded to the area, but the female was already gone. Eyewitness accounts describe and surveillance video from the Apple Store show a tall woman, possibly Hispanic, wearing a LSW red hoodie, red hat and black leggings. There was a gray graphic design on the front of the hoodie. The woman also appeared to be wearing some type of audio earpiece.
No arrests have been made.