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THIEF JUMPS COUNTER FOR FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

BSO Case Number: 11-1405-000246
PIO Number: 14-5-10
Date: May 1, 2014
Time: 10:24 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: Subway, 898 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach
Suspects: unidentified male (surveillance video available)
Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach

Description of Incident:

An unidentified man was captured on surveillance video as he jumped the counter of a sub shop to grab a handful of cash after becoming upset at the price of the restaurant’s cookies.

At 10:24 p.m. on May 1, Joaquin Zapata was working at a Subway restaurant in Pompano Beach when he noticed a white male enter the store and pace suspiciously back and forth. The man picked out a soda and a bag of chips but seemed to change his mind and put the items back. The suspect approached the register, asked Zapata how much the cookies cost and then complained about the price. The unidentified man took a dollar out of his pocket and gave it to Zapata. When Zapata opened the register, the man jumped over the counter and grabbed the money. The two men fought until the robber broke free and ran away with a fistful of five dollar bills.

Witnesses saw the suspect as he ran eastbound toward the rear of the shopping center and then continued to run north. Detectives are searching for a white male, approximately 5’6” tall with a thin build and tattoos covering both his arms and his neck. He was wearing a red plaid button-up shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact BSO Detective Victor Carrasquillo at 954-321-4208 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.

INVESTIGATORS: BSO Robbery Det. Victor Carrasquillo CID 
 
THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter/PIO 5/12/14 1200

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