Pembroke Park pawn shop surveillance captures armed robbery

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. (WSVN) – A pawn shop’s surveillance camera recorded two men, one of whom wielded a gun, as they terrorized employees inside the store before taking off with merchandise, last month.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are still looking for both crooks involved in this case. The robbery happened on March 29, at around 5 p.m., at 2910 S.W. 30th Ave., near Hallandale Beach Boulevard, in Pembroke Park, at the Peoples Pawn & Jewelry.

It took just about 63 seconds for the armed subject and his accomplice to carry out the robbery. The surveillance cameras captured the armed man, who was wearing a gray hoodie and a bandanna over his face, as he pointed the gun at the counter the employees were crouching behind.

Moments later, a second man ran in with a hammer and a plastic container. He smashed several cases in the store and took mostly jewelry.

“These robbers started to ransack the pawn shop, to the horror of the three employees inside,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Gina Carter.

The video shows the accomplice smashing case after case and stuffing jewelry into the container.

“The armed robber was pointing the gun haphazardly around the store, not even really watching what he was doing, he was so busy trying to pick up the jewelry that had fallen on the floor,” said Carter.

Another camera recorded the getaway vehicle. Officials believe it was a black, newer model Lincoln. According to a police report, two of the clerks ran outside and fired shots at the car, hitting the sedan’s back window.

BSO has since released a sketch of one of the robbers they think had the gun. They said both men have thin builds and are in their early 20s. Investigators said one of them stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall and the other may be around 6 feet 2 inches tall.

“These guys were not cool and collected,” Carter said. “They didn’t have a grasp on what they were doing. They were all over the place. They could have easily shot any one of the three employees inside. They could have even shot themselves.”

No one was hurt.

If you have any information on this robbery, 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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