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Guardian Angels Offer to Patrol Mall

The Guardian Angels were given a lukewarm reception Friday after offering to help make the parking lots safer at the Town Center mall, where a mother and daughter were found murdered in December in a case that has drawn national media attention.

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa said he met with mall security and representatives and a Boca Raton police captain Friday but was not welcomed to patrol the mall's parking lots and offer customers escorts to cars.

Nancy Bochicchio, 47, and her daughter, Joey Bochicchio-Hauser, 7, were found bound and shot in their black SUV about midnight Dec. 13 in the mall parking lot. Police said they were forced to withdraw money from an ATM. Their killer is still at large.

Mall spokeswoman Billie Scott confirmed the meeting and said the Angels' offer may be considered.

"All the information that was gleaned from the meeting will be put on the table for discussion by the task force that is being formed," she said.

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Simon formed a task force for security at the mall two weeks ago.

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