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Pair rob Army vet at gunpoint, Boynton Beach police say

Posted at 12:04 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 19:27:44-04

An Army veteran who was trying to wire money was robbed at gunpoint by two men, according to Boynton Beach police.

On August 16 the victim traveled to a 7-Eleven in the 800 block of Gateway Boulevard with the intent of sending money via MoneyGram.

The clerk said the convenience store didn’t offer the service and suggested that he try the nearby Publix.

The veteran drove across the street to the grocery store parking lot and a white, two-door sedan pulled in front of him.

A man in the car pointed a gun at him and ordered him to hand over his cash, according to police.

The vet complied and the car with the gunman and accomplice took off toward West Gateway Boulevard.

Police say the suspects were captured on video at the 7-Eleven the same time the victim was in the store and they believe the pair heard him asking about the MoneyGram.

Investigators have released a photo of the suspects and ask anyone who recognizes them to call Boynton Beach Police Detective Raymond Lagor at 561-742-6144 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.

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