Police search for thief who nearly $10,000 worth of hurricane shutters

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are searching for the person who stole thousands of dollars in hurricane shutters from a Hollywood home.

Cameras caught the subject backing their vehicle onto the victim’s property on the morning of March 21, at the 1300 block of North 40th Avenue. The thief then picked up the shutters on the ground and loaded them into a vehicle.

Hollywood Police said the subject then returned the following day and stole the remaining shutters, which total nearly $10,000 worth of product.

“He saw there was the cameras, he just didn’t care. He just came back twice,” said homeowner Avid Zohar. “The first time, he didn’t finish the job, and the second time, he just finished the job.”

Police said the subject fled southbound on North 40th Avenue and was driving what may be a white Chevy S-10 with a dark colored tailgate.

“There could maybe be something wrong with the driver’s side door, ’cause he gets in and out both times on the passenger side,” said Hollywood Police spokesperson Miranda Grossman.

Officers hope somebody spotted the man stealing the shutters.

“There are cars passing by while this is happening, and, you can see in the surveillance video, the suspect just backs his car right in, adjacent to the property, and you can see him walking across, picking up the hurricane shutters, putting it on the bed of his truck,” Grossman said.

To make matters worse for Zohar, this all comes just weeks before hurricane season.

“It’s a little bit upsetting because nobody knows how hard I work for my stuff and it’s not just fair that somebody can come and take whatever belongs to you or belongs to someone else,” he said.

Zohar said he does have insurance and he will be filing a claim. However, if you have any information on this theft, 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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