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Man arrested for reportedly burglarizing Walgreens in Boynton Beach

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Deontris Miller, of Boynton Beach, is facing charges of burglary to a structure, possession of oxycodone, providing a false name and petit theft. (Boynton Beach Police Department){ }

A 30-year-old man was arrested after he was caught on camera burglarizing a Walgreens, Boynton Beach police said.

Deontris Miller, of Boynton Beach, is facing charges of burglary to a structure, possession of oxycodone, providing a false name and petit theft.

Earlier this week, police released surveillance footage from the Walgreens at 399 N. Congress Ave., which showed a man walk in and out several times, stealing cigarettes and a cash register. A woman, who drove the getaway car, was also seen stealing some gel nail kits.

On Friday, police say they received a tip that Miller and the female suspect were at the Boynton Inn. But when they went to the room, nobody was there.

As they were leaving the hallway, police say they saw a man who matched the description of the suspect with an unidentified woman.

After speaking with hotel employees, police say they went to the pair's hotel room and knocked on the door. The woman answered the door and, after "several announcements," Miller came out of the bathroom.

When asked about his name, Miller said his name was Romey Miller, according to police. But a records check showed that wasn't true and Miller told police his real name.

Police say they interviewed the woman, who said when the pair saw then, Miller told her the police were looking for him. She said Miller told her about what happened at the Walgreens and identified him in the surveillance footage.

Miller told police the day of the burglary, he was at a party where he drank and did drugs, and doesn't remember what he did. He said he only found out after a family member called him.

Miller said the woman he was with wanted makeup, which is what she stole, according to police. He said he took the cash register and brought it home, where a family broke it open. About $100 was taken from the register, but Miller said he only pocketed $40, which he used to buy scratch-off tickets and marijuana.



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