ARMED ROBBER TARGETS METRO PCS
- BSO Case Number: 11-1312-006826 & 11-1402-003543
- PIO Number: 14-3-7
- Date: Dec. 25, 2013 & Feb. 13, 2014
- Time: 11:51 a.m. & 5:53 p.m.
- Place of Occurrence: Metro PCS, 317 E. Copans Rd., Pompano Beach
- Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach
- Metro PCS, 317 E. Copans Rd., Pompano Beach
- unidentified male (surveillance video available)
Description of Incident:
An armed robber gets caught on surveillance video robbing the same Metro PCS twice. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for the unidentified thief who is targeting the Pompano Beach cell phone store.
Just before noon on Christmas day the sales manager, Yesenia Pupiro, 26, was working when she noticed a black man dressed all in black enter the store. At first the man appeared to be shopping but suddenly things changed when the man ran up to her holding a handgun, grabbed Pupiro’s cell phone and demanded cash. The manager handed over the cash in the register and as he walked out, the thief told Pupiro to “call the cops.”
At 5:53 p.m. on Feb 13, the armed robber returned to the Pompano Beach Metro PCS. Jimmy Rene, 28, was helping two costumers when the robber, this time wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, entered the store. The man charged the counter quickly and pointed a small silver handgun at Rene’s head. Once again, the unidentified man wanted the cash in the register and once Rene handed him the money, the man fled the store.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact BSO Detective Steven Hoover
at 954-321-4209 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: A clear video is available for download at http://www.sheriff.org.
- INVESTIGATORS: BSO Robbery Det. Steven Hoover, CID
- THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter/PIO 3/6/14 900
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