BSO DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR INSECURE SUSPECT

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-4-10

Date: April 5, 2019

 

The suspect wasn’t confident that the stolen debit card would work, so he tested it out with a small purchase at a Walmart. For his efforts, Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives would like to give him a pair of handcuffs. 

The Wells Fargo debit card used was taken around 5 a.m. March 22 during a car burglary at 1472 Avon Lane in North Lauderdale. About two hours later, the victim discovered that her driver’s side window of her 2013 Nissan Sentra was smashed in and that her belt bag was open. Missing from the bag was her debit card. 

Surveillance video from the Pompano Beach Walmart Supercenter, 2300 W. Atlantic Blvd., shows the thief walk into the store just after 6 a.m. March 22. At 6:14 a.m., he buys a candy bar for $1.44 with the stolen card. A few minutes later, he tries to buy a gift card for $205. That transaction was declined. He left in a white four-door Dodge Charger.

The thief appears to have a slim build and a short haircut. He wore a white T-shirt, dark colored pants and slides. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Detective Lisa Sokol at 954-722-5800 Ext. 216. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000. 

MEDIA NOTE: Surveillance video of the suspect is available at www.sheriff.org.

THIS REPORT BY:
Joy Oglesby/PIO