SLOW HANDS, FAST CAMERAS REVEAL THEFT OF CROSS

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
19-9-17
BSO Case Number:
12-1909-001069
Date:
Sept. 8, 2019
Time:
5:30 p.m.
Jurisdiction:
Oakland Park
Place of Occurrence:
3161 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Booth 1220, Oakland Park
Victim(s):
Zeina Jewelry, 3161 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Booth 1220, Oakland Park
Suspect(s):
Three unidentified suspects
Description of Incident:


 

Broward Sheriff’s Office Oakland Park District detectives are asking for the public’s to help in locating three suspects involved in a grand theft. The trio of bandits used distraction techniques to steal jewelry at the Oakland Park Flea Market.  

At approximately 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8, the three suspects approached Zeina Jewelry at the Oakland Park Flea Market and began looking at items.  While the two female suspects engaged the employee, the male suspect used the sleight of hand to steal a cross from the jewelry box.  

The three then agreed to purchase a piece of jewelry but left the booth to get money from an ATM.  The three never returned.  A couple of days later, the owner realized the theft and reported it to BSO on Sept. 11. After taking the cross, the video shows the man taking a step back to examine the item in his hand and placing it in his pocket undetected.   

Anyone with information should contact Oakland Park Detective Joshua Kessler at 954-202-3117.  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 may be eligible for a reward. 


INVESTIGATORS:

Detective Joshua Kessler 
Oakland Park Criminal Investigations

THIS REPORT BY:
Sergeant Don Prichard/PIO-Sworn
9/20/19    1715