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OUTBOARD MOTOR THIEVES CAN’T OUTSMART SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

 
BSO Case Number: 11-1405-003004 & 11-1405-002992
PIO Number: 14-5-11
Date: May 11-12, 2014
Time: overnight
Place of Occurrence: Reel Loco Marina, 1132 N.E. 48 St., Pompano Beach Outboard Shop, 1585 N. Dixie Hwy., Pompano Beach
Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach

Victim(s):

  • Reel Loco Marina & Outboard Shop

Suspect(s):

  • unidentified males (surveillance video available)

Description of Incident:

Two stealthy thieves went to great lengths to avoid setting off motion detectors at a Pompano Beach business on Mother’s Day. But their crafty maneuvers didn’t pay off because surveillance cameras captured their acrobatic exploits on video.

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives released the very clear video Friday in hopes that the public would recognize the cunning criminals. The video first shows the two men at the Outboard Shop just after 2:30 p.m. May 11 when they loosened some bolts on a motor before getting spooked by an alarm. They returned later that night, rolling on the ground to avoid the motion sensor, and then stealing the lower portions of two motors. At one point, one of the men removed his shirt, showing a large tattoo on his upper back to the camera.

The lower portions of three motors and a pressure cleaner were stolen the same night from Reel Loco Marina in Pompano Beach.

Anyone who recognizes these thieves can contact BSO Det. James Pedre at (954) 786-4283 or report anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Media Note: Surveillance video is available for download at www.sheriff.org.

INVESTIGATORS: Det. Pedre, Sgt. Coker Pompano Beach                                                           

THIS REPORT BY: Dani Moschella & Gina Carter/PIO 5/16/2014 1600

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