PEMBROKE PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - A surveillance camera captured three crooks stealing from a Pembroke Park cellphone store’s safe and taking thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
The burglary happened at a Boost Mobile store along Hallandale Beach Boulevard near Southwest 44th Avenue at around 5 a.m., Sunday, according to store owner German Izaguirre.
“They took iPhones. They took a lot of Androids,” he said. “They did also take a lot of merchandise with a lot of accessories. It hurts a lot.”
The video showed a man wearing a gray shirt walking into the store first before two other men walk in around 30 seconds later.
The man in the gray shirt then disabled the alarm by entering the security code while the others began to steal.
Later on, the man wearing the gray shirt could be seen in a back room entering the safe’s code.
Once the safe was open, all three men stuffed items from inside it into a bag, along with whatever else they spotted nearby. In total, nearly $24,000 in merchandise was taken.
“Definitely it has to be an inside job,” Izaguirre said. “It’s very shocking. I just want the whole community to be alert and see if they can help us out with this tragic thing to happen this weekend.”
Less than three minutes after they walked in, the thieves walked out of the store with the merchandise in hand.
Izaguirre said he believes he knows who is responsible for the burglary and has filed a police report.
If you have any information on this burglary, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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