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SUSPECTS’ FLARE SCARES WENDY’S WORKERS

PIO Number: 17-8-9                                      BSO Case Number: 10-1707-000881

Date: July 5, 2017                                          Time: 9:56 p.m.

Place of Occurrence: Wendy’s, 355 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach

Jurisdiction: Deerfield Beach

Victim(s): Wendy’s, 355 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach

Suspect(s): Unidentified males

Description of Incident:

It was the evening after Fourth of July and no one was expecting fireworks, especially not inside a restaurant. But, that’s what happened at a Wendy’s in Deerfield Beach and Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are trying to identify the suspects.

Just before 10 p.m. July 5, surveillance video from Wendy’s at 355 W. Hillsboro Blvd. shows an employee sitting at a table near the front door. One of the suspects walks up to the door but doesn’t open it. The next time the door opens, one of the handful of suspects throws a firework inside. The band of suspects then dashes off. In the video, red sparks start to fly and the Roman Candle type firework emits a bit of smoke before a larger flare scares the worker away. Smoke fills the front part of the restaurant as workers can be seen trying to figure out what happened. The firework created a roughly 7-inch hole in the base of the wall.

Detectives believe eight to 10 young males are responsible for the blast. Some of the suspects were wearing T-shirts, and others were shirtless as they fled north through the restaurant’s parking lot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Devoune Williams at 954-321-4235. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.

MEDIA NOTE: The surveillance video is on our website, sheriff.org.

INVESTIGATOR:                                                  THIS REPORT BY:

Det. Williams                                                     Joy Oglesby/PIO

Deerfield Beach                                                8/9/17    1037

Posted At: 08/09/2017 10:37 AM

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