THIEVES TARGETING UNLOCKED CARS FIND TWO UNSECURED HANDGUNS
- BSO Case Number: 08-1404-000545 & 08-1404-000569
- PIO Number: 14-4-13
- Date: April 7 & 8, 2014
- Time: 9:30 p.m. to 4:40 a.m.
- Place of Occurrence: 400 block of Ranch Road and 300 block of Fairway Cir., Weston
- Jurisdiction: Weston
- Two unidentified males (surveillance video available)
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office Weston detectives are searching for two burglars who in one night, got into 11 cars, got away with two handguns and got captured on surveillance video.
The night of April 7, neighbors of the Villas of Bonaventure community in Weston realized they had been targeted by burglars searching for unlocked cars. The two men were able to get into 10 unlocked cars in the community. They rummaged through the vehicles until they came upon something worth stealing. What they found was a handgun left in the glove compartment of an unlocked car. Less than half a mile down the road, in the 400 block of Ranch Road, the burglars found a second gun left in the car’s center console.
Security footage from one home shows one of the burglars as he walked up to a car and tested the door to see if it had been left unlocked. The man appears to be a white or Hispanic male with a thin, athletic build. He was wearing a baseball cap, a tank top, jeans and sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Detective Al Rengifo at 954-389-2010 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
** Media Note: Surveillance video is available for download at www.sheriff.org.
- INVESTIGATORS: BSO Det. Al Rengifo, D8/CID
- THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter/PIO 4/14/14 1000
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