KNIFE-WIELDING ROBBER ARRESTED

PIO Number: 17-12-17a

Date: Dec. 20, 2017

After news reports aired, viewer tips helped Broward Sheriff's Office detectives identify Dennis Stevenson as the robber who attacked a man with a knife and attempted to steal his car in a Tamarac store's parking lot.

Just after noon Dec. 5, Miguel Leon was sitting in his Kia Sorento in the parking lot of the Walmart located at 6931 N.W. 88th Avenue in Tamarac when he saw a man going from car to car pulling on door handles. Leon got out of his car and asked the man what he was doing. The man now identified as Stevenson, pulled a steak knife out of his pocket and said, "You wanna die today?" The man punched Leon on the face and caused him to stumble back.

The robber quickly jumped into the victim's car and tried to steal the car while the driver's side door was still open. Leon reached into the car and pulled the robber out. The two men once again struggled. Leon was able to knock the robber's knife to the ground, at which point the man fled on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Det. Mark Copley at 954-321-4738 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

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

THIS REPORT BY:
Gina Carter/PIO


Search The Site

Contact Us

Broward's Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Dial 911 for Emergencies Only

Non-Emergencies (954) 764-HELP (4357)

To report a crime tip (954) 493-TIPS (8477)

To report abuse (800) 96-ABUSE (22873)

General Information (954) 765-4321

Privacy Policy - Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Terms of Use - © 2018 Broward County Sheriff's Office.
All rights reserved. This information is made available to the public and law enforcement in the interest of public safety. Any unauthorized use of this information is forbidden and subject to criminal prosecution.

Accessibility Policy

Social Terms of Use - The Broward Sheriff’s Office (“Agency”) Social Media Terms of Use establishes guidelines for Agency- maintained social media sites, pages and posts on social media networks, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.