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Canadian Tourists Robbed In Boynton Beach

Two Canadian tourists on their way to South Beach were robbed in the parking lot of a Boynton Beach gas station after they stopped to change drivers, police say.
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Two Canadian tourists on their way to South Beach were robbed in the parking lot of a Boynton Beach gas station early Tuesday morning after they stopped to change drivers, police said.

Martine Veillette pulled off Interstate 95 at about 2 a.m. Tuesday so her friend, Fany Fortim, could drive the rest of the way. As they pulled into the gas station, which was closed for the night, a silver Chevrolet Impala pulled up next to them.

Police said an armed man stepped out of the car and made Veillette open the door. He then stuck the gun to her rib cage and took both women's purses, wallets, cell phones and digital cameras.

The women then flagged down a Boynton Beach police officer and explained what had happened.

Minutes later, another officer noticed the Impala backing into a parking space at an apartment on Northeast 10th Avenue. When the officer approached, two men inside ran off.

Police said a gun was found on the floorboard of the Impala. Police said they also found a purse, cell phone, camera and Canadian currency belonging to the victims on the sidewalk and near the home.

Officers questioned two men inside the apartment, but it was later determined they had no involvement in the robbery, police said.

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