Gun among items stolen after 6 vehicles broken into at Dania Beach marina

DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Six vehicles parked at a Dania Beach marina were broken into as their owners enjoyed a Labor Day cookout.

A mess was left behind from the break-in at the SunDance Marine marina at 2051 Griffin Rd., Monday

The barbecue took place inside due to the stormy weather, and when employees returned to their vehicles, they found several smashed in.

“The quote that I got yesterday from a glass company just to replace the six windows that were broken is right at $1,000,” said victim Laurie Schnell.

Taken was a custom-made handgun as well as a laptop and hockey equipment that was gifted from the Florida Panthers to a woman’s son.

One of the victim’s believe that surveillance video shows a dark small SUV the thieves were driving in. At one point, the SUV pulled up next to a white Ford Expedition, which is one of the six vehicles broken into.

“She noticed that her driver’s side window was smashed in, she noticed that the car next to her also had a window broken out, and that’s when we discovered that six of the cars in our parking lot were broken into,” Schnell said. “You don’t come to a place of business and expect that your items are stolen out of your vehicle. It’s very violating.”

If you have any information on these break-ins, 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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