Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to search for the burglar who claimed to be a law enforcement officer as he smashed his way into a Tamarac home. The person of interest who is seen at the front door has come forward, and detectives have determined he was not involved.
On Thursday, Sept. 23, BSO deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a home in the 8000 block of Sanibel Drive. Video surveillance shows just before 8:30 p.m., a subject shattered a sliding glass door in the rear of the home. He stated, “Broward Sheriff’s Office. Is anyone home?” after he entered the home through the broken glass door. The burglar then searched the home and left with aproximately $1,500 worth of items.
While detectives believe this was an isolated incident, they encourage people to ask for the law enforcement officer’s identification, look for the agency’s name on the uniform or call the BSO non-emergency number, 954-764-4357, to verify a deputy’s identity.
Anyone who can identify the subject or has any information is asked to contact BSO Detective Wilmer Morales Tubens at 954-247-6014. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.
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