DETECTIVES NEED YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING MOTOR SCOOTER BANDIT

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 22-8-6

Date: Aug. 5, 2022

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Eight two-wheeled motor vehicles consisting of mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles have been stolen in North Lauderdale in the span of three weeks. Detectives with the Broward Sheriff's Office North Lauderdale district need your help identifying and locating the individual(s) responsible.

According to investigators, the first theft was reported at 4:30 p.m. on July 5, near the 1400 block of Avon Lane in North Lauderdale. The victim told detectives that his white and black 2021 Kaitong Motorcycle was taken by an unknown subject. About a week later, another victim called to report that his friend’s black and red 2017 ZHNG, Ex-150 had been stolen near the 7600 block of Southwest 10th Court. Six more thefts were then reported between July 23 and Aug. 1 near the same vicinity.   

In the latest incident, surveillance video captured a subject stealing a 2021 YNGF Forza motor scooter from the front door of a residence in the 7700 block of Southwest 10th Court. The thief is seen wearing a hooded shirt and light-colored shorts.  

Anyone with information on the subject's identity or location is asked to contact BSO North Lauderdale Detective Milton Escobar at 954-720-2254 or submit a tip through the SaferWatch app. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477), visit browardcrimestoppers.org, or call **TIPS (8477) from any cellphone in the United States. 

THIS REPORT BY:
Gerdy St. Louis/PIO