Cameras catch home jewelry heist

A home surveillance camera caught a burglar taking $4,000 in cash and jewelry from a Hollywood home in early July.

The surveillance footage shows a thief sneaking into the backyard, putting on gloves and climbing through the window of a Hollywood home near North 31st Street and Hollywood Boulevard, July 9.

The homeowner, Luis Alberto Ramirez, said the thief tried several different windows because his home is outfitted with hurricane impact windows. “He broke several windows, but he couldn’t get in,” Ramirez said.

However, the man did eventually find a way inside.

The house’s eight security cameras caught the man sneaking in, trying different windows and running away with his loot in a red bag. Ramirez, who has lived in the house for eight years, said he didn’t recognize the thief.

“It’s my home. It’s an area where a lot of people are. They cross the bridge. Lord knows what they’ll see or do,” he said. “We are a land of laws. Police will know what to do. My wife is worried; I feel safe. It may happen again but fear? I don’t know.”

The video shows the thief wearing a white shirt, jeans and a black hat with his face visible.

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 $3,000 reward.