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DROP-BOX RAIDER FISHING IN OAKLAND PARK

BSO Case Number: 12-1401-000350
PIO Number: 14-1-16
Date: January 4, 2014
Time: 5:06 a.m.
Place of Occurrence: 95 N.E. 41 St., Oakland Park
Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Victim(s):

  • Courts at Oakland Park, 95 N.E. 41 St., Oakland Park

Suspect(s):

  • unidentified male (artist rendering and surveillance video available)

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for an unidentified man believed to be involved in a series of rent check thefts throughout the county.

At 5 a.m. on January 4, the surveillance cameras at Courts at Oakland Park apartments captured a man lurking around the rental office. He smashed the window on the front door of the rental office but did not enter the premises. Instead the burglar attempts to fish out rental checks and money orders deposited in the rental office’s drop-box. Although the man was not able to steal any checks in this instance he is believed to have committed been more successful committing that same crime at other rental offices throughout the county.

In addition to the surveillance video BSO sketch artist, Det. John McMahon, created a rendering of the unidentified man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chris Caldwell at 954-202-3131 or report anonymous tips to Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or to www.browardcrimestoppers.org online. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

***MEDIA NOTE: A clear video and sketch is available for download at www.sheriff.org.

INVESTIGATORS: BSO Det. Chris Caldwell, D12/CI
 
 
THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter/PIO 1/24/2014 1300

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