Thief leaves Lauderdale Lakes pawn shop with $2,000 ring; with video
Had this theft not played out inside a Lauderdale Lakes business you would think this suspect got lucky and just so happened to find a
two thousand dollar diamond ring lying around. But he didn’t, and the store’s cameras were rolling as the thief coolly takes the jewelry and walks out of the store.
Surveillance video captured the suspect as he walked into the Value Pawn and Jewelry last Wednesday (3/10/10) at around 1 p.m. Just as he walks in, it seems the suspect spots someone he knows and they engage in a conversation. The charismatic suspect is seen chatting and laughing with his friend and others near an aisle, just having a pleasant conversation. Once he’s done catching up, he strolls through the aisles, past the registers, and then seems to spot something shiny on the jewelry counter. As he gets closer, he sees a diamond ring. He picks it up, looks at it, then puts it in his pocket and walks away. The employee at the jewelry counter and the owner of the ring were on the opposite side of the jewelry case and didn’t realize the ring had been stolen until later.
The suspect is described as a black male, between 30-40 years of age, measures about 6’2” in height, weighs approximately 180 lbs., has long dreads and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing an orange, striped shirt and dark colored jeans (pictured left)
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about the incident should contact BSO Detective William Upegui at or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.
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