SUSPECT GOES FROM BUYER TO THIEF IN AN INSTANT
PIO Number: 17-1-21 BSO Case Number: 15 1701-001622
Date: Jan. 23, 2017 Time: 5:07 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 1675 S. State Road 7, North Lauderdale
Victim(s): Boost Mobile, 1675 S. State Road 7, North Lauderdale
Suspect(s): Unidentified male
Description of Incident:
A cellphone sale morphs into felony grand theft when a buyer turns out to be a thief.
Just after 5 p.m. Jan. 23, a male enters Boost Mobile at 1675 S. State Road 7 in North Lauderdale and poses as a customer, the surveillance video shows. He asks to purchase an iPhone 7 and appears to be preoccupied with a call as he waits for the clerk. The cashier places the new phone on the countertop as she readies to finalize the sale, and that’s when the conniving robber grabs the smartphone and flees.
He was seen driving a newer model black four-door vehicle. The 6 foot tall suspect was wearing a black baseball cap, a black shirt with gold lettering on the back and gray sweat pants that sat below his butt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Broward Sheriff’s Office Det. Tony Hierrezuelo at 954-772-5800. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.
Posted At: 01/27/2017 11:14 AM