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FARE TURNS FOUL

BSO Case Number: 11-1312-002306
PIO Number: 13-12-33
Date: December 21, 2013
Time: 7:16 a.m.
Place of Occurrence: Oakland Park Flea Market, 3161 West Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park
Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Victim(s):

  • Bonanfant Aurelien, male, 42, Sunrise

Suspect(s):

  • unidentified transgendered individual (surveillance video attached)

Description of Incident:

A cab fare took a negative turn the morning of Dec. 21 when the passenger robbed the driver at knifepoint. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for the armed robber.

Bonanfant Aurelien, 42, picked up what seemed to be a fare at 7:16 a.m. on Dec. 21 in his yellow cab at the Oakland Park Flea Market. The scenario quickly turned dangerous when the passenger pulled out a knife and declared, “I need money. If you don’t give me money, I’m going to start cutting things.”  The driver ran out of the car just as the robber attempted to stab him. The robber then began to stab the cab’s seats, surveillance camera and credit card machine. The robber then fled the scene with the victim’s backpack containing personal items and forty dollars in cash.

The suspect was captured on the cab’s Drive Cam surveillance video. The assailant is a black, transgendered female, approximately 25-35 years of age, 5’11” to 6” tall, with a medium build, who wore a black lace top and white shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mohammad Razi at 954-321-4270 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 is available for download at www.sheriff.org.

INVESTIGATORS: BSO Det. Mohammad Razi, CID/Robbery
 
 
THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter/PIO 12/31/13 1145

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