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BEER BANDIT GETS NABBED

BSO Case Number: 08-1406-000818
PIO Number: 14-6-15
Date: June 12, 2014
Time: 4:10 a.m.
Place of Occurrence: Seminole Indian Truck Stop, 4690 US Hwy., Weston
Jurisdiction: Weston

Suspect(s):

  • David Wayne Kirkwood, 49, male, 3/4/65, 7920 Hamptons Blvd., North Lauderdale (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

Thursday morning, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man with an extensive criminal history wanted for a series of thefts of beer and steaks from Publix stores throughout the county. The thirsty thief now faces five new charges and a bond of several thousand dollars.

David Wayne Kirkwood was arrested at 2 a.m. Thursday, when a quick thinking BSO deputy spotted his car at the Seminole Indian Truck Stop from information listed on a BOLO issued by BSO. Five times in the last few weeks Kirkwood had targeted Publix grocery stores in the city of Weston. Each time he stole more than $100 worth of cases of beer and packages of meat. He was also wanted for similar thefts in Plantation, Davie and Cooper City.

Kirkwood has a criminal history dating back to 2002, which includes charges for second degree murder, battery, cocaine possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, burglary, burglary of an occupied dwelling, grand theft and violation of probation. He is facing five charges for petit theft and is being held on $3750 bond.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact BSO Detective Michael Kravecz at 954-659-3531 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

MEDIA NOTE: Surveillance video is available.

INVESTIGATORS: BSO Det. Michael Kravecz, D8/CID 
THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter/PIO 6/12/14 1400

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