DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Investigators are seeking the public’s help in catching two men who were caught on camera robbing a jewelry store in Deerfield Beach while disguised as women, last week.
Surveillance video caught the men, disguised in long wigs, entering Class Jewelers, located near West Hillsboro Boulevard and Powerline Road, March 3.
The subjects are then seen hopping over the sales counter and forcing two employees to the ground.
One of the employees, who identified herself as Rehene, described the scary ordeal. “The one who had the red jumper, he grabbed my colleague, and the other one, he grabbed me, and they get the guns out,” she said.
Investigators said the duo then dragged the victims to the back office. Moments later, the perpetrators are seen ransacking display cases and stuffing expensive jewelry and watches in large purses.
Rehene, who asked not to show her face on camera, said the cross-dressing crooks grabbed everything they could get their hands on for about 15 minutes. “They took cash, jewelry, watches, like, everything from the shelves, like, all the watches they took from the safe, like everything,” she said.
One of the subjects is seen tripping over a desk while trying to find the button that unlocks the front door of the business.
Rehene said the robbers got away with hundreds of thousands of dollars in merchandise. “Nothing is left from the shelves. They took the maximum, like, whatever they can take,” she said.
Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives believe the same pair robbed Sam’s Subs and Beverages in Pompano Beach, Thursday morning. “They had dresses on. They had wigs. They had base makeup, foundation,” said the shop’s owner. “From what my employees told me, they looked like women.”
If you have any information on either of these robberies, 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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