Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-1-8

Date: Jan. 9, 2019

On New Year’s Eve, a suspect spends the afternoon breaking into a North Lauderdale home instead of working on his resolutions. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are hoping someone can identify the burglar.
On Dec. 31, 2018, the suspect visits the victim’s home and rings the doorbell three separate times. At 12:22 p.m., he checks to see if the door is unlocked and then rings the bell. He returns two minutes later and pushes the bell. The burglar comes calling again at 2:28 p.m. Satisfied that no one appears to be home, around 3 p.m. the suspect breaks into the homeowner’s garage. He takes two televisions and a box of rolled coins.

In the surveillance video, the burglar appears to have a slender build and beard. He wears a gold chain, black tank top, black and white shorts and black fingerless gloves. His knit cap covers his head.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Det. Matthew Cowart at 954-722-5800. 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 burglar is on our website, sheriff.org.

Joy Oglesby/PIO