Date: Dec. 20, 2017 PIO Number: 17-12-17a
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