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ARMED DUO ROBS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IN DANIA BEACH

 
BSO Case Number: DN12-05-00001
PIO Number: 12-5-11
Date: April 30, 2012
Time: 11:53 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: Islamorada Fish Company, 220 Gulfstream Way, Dania Beach
Jurisdiction: Dania Beach

Victim(s):

  • Islamorada Fish Company, 220 Gulfstream Way, Dania Beach

Suspect(s):

  • Two unidentified males

Description of Incident:

   Two armed men ambushed a seafood restaurant’s employees after they closed for business right before midnight on April 30. Surveillance video captured them ransacking the office looking for cash, and Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives need your help in identifying them.

The two suspects snuck into the Islamorada Fish Company at 220 Gulstream Way in Dania Beach after two employees exited through the rear door to throw away the trash. When the employees returned, they were confronted by the two suspects, who were hiding inside the bathroom. They took the victims’ cell phones, tied their hands and locked them in the bathroom.
The video shows one of the suspects break the glass on the office door. He then proceeds to search the office looking for the safe. The suspect leaves and then returns with a female employee. He holds her at gunpoint as she fills a garbage bag with the cash from the safe. The robber secured her hands and feet and left her laying face down in the office, before fleeing the business with his accomplice with an undisclosed sum. After the suspects were gone, the woman was able to free her hands and called 911.

Both suspects were described as black males, who were dressed in black clothing, had their faces covered with black shirts and wore gloves. One is said to be about 6’ tall with a slim build. The other measured about 5’5” in height and was of average build. Neither one spoke with an accent.

Anyone with information about this robbery should contact BSO Robbery Detective Mark Copley at 954-321-4270 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

***MEDIA NOTE: Good quality video of the robbery can be downloaded from our website www.sheriff.org.

INVESTIGATORS: Det. Copley, CID Robbery; Dania Beach
THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO 5/7/12 1500

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