Thieves ram car into Family Dollar store, fail to get safe

PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) - Surveillance footage at a Plantation business caught thieves ramming their car into the store in order to get to the safe, but they left empty-handed.

After several failed attempts to get the safe into their car, they drove away from the Family Dollar along State Road 7, early Friday morning.

The footage captures the thieves backing their sedan into the front door. A man wearing a red hoodie is seen running toward the black safe, then unsuccessfully trying to lift it. A second subject wearing a black hoodie then helps his accomplice carry the safe past the entrance to the business.

Seconds later, they try to load the safe onto the back seat of their car, but it does not fit though the door.

“It appears that they may have known where the safe was,” said Plantation Police Detective Philip Toman. “I just don’t think they took into consideration the dimensions of the safe when they brought their vehicle here.”

The footage then shows the duo getting back on their vehicle and driving off, leaving the safe on the ground in front of the discount store.

An assistant manager said this is the third time in two years something like this happened. “I’m scared now,” said Guernine Miguel. “To tell you the truth, I’m scared now.”

The shattered windows in the front of the Family Dollar have since been boarded up with plywood.

Police continue searching for the would-be burglars.

If you have any information on their whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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