TV THIEVES GIVE REPEAT PERFORMANCE
BURGLARY CREW STRIKES AGAIN
- BSO Case Number: 11-1311-005466
- PIO Number: 13-12-24
- Date: November 20, 2013
- Time: 7:45 a.m.
- Place of Occurrence: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, 1203 S. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach
- Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach
- Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, 1203 S. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach
- three unidentified males (surveillance video available)
Description of Incident:
A team of burglars on a rampage in the northern part of the county are targeting businesses for their flat-screen televisions. Broward Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for the thieving crew.
The three men are believed to be involved in 16 similar burglaries since the first of November in Pompano Beach and other cities in the north end of the county. The burglars are hitting multiple businesses in the same night. Most recently, on Dec. 18, the team burglarized Alexa's Organic Farmers Market at 3890 N. Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point. They got away with 2 televisions and the store’s cash register.
At 7:45 a.m. on Nov. 20, the three burglars stole two 50” flat-screen televisions from Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Pompano Beach. Surveillance cameras captured the trio as they circled the restaurant in a green, older-model Toyota. The burglars then stopped the car at the back of the restaurant. One man stayed in the car while the others got out and grabbed the televisions. Surveillance video shows one of the thieves was a man with a thin build, shoulder-length dread locks, a dark-colored shirt and tan baggy shorts. The second man had a thin build, short hair and wore a black tank top and red sneakers.
On Nov. 25, the burglars broke into Excel Barber Shop (1941 N. Dixie Hwy., Pompano Beach) where they stole two televisions and caused serious damage. Three days later, the thieves targeted Bru’s Room (235 S. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach) and stole eight large televisions (refer to PIO Number 13-12-5).
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Ronald Cusumano or Sgt. Brian O'Donoghue at 954-786-4242 or report anonymous tips to Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or to www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
***MEDIA NOTE: A clear video is available for download at www.sheriff.org.
- INVESTIGATORS: BSO Det. Ronald Cusumano, D11/CID
- Sgt. Brian O'Donoghue, D11/CID
- THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter/PIO 12/20/13 1330
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