Man robbed cars while victims mourned at North Lauderdale Cemetery – NBC 6 South Florida
Police are looking for a man who robbed two vehicles at a North Lauderdale cemetery as the victims wept at the graves of their loved ones.
Investigators say the first crime took place on April 10 near the 7700 block of Bailey Road in North Lauderdale.
The victim told detectives that his black 2014 Acura was broken into while driving to his mother’s grave in the area.
Eight days later, another victim’s black 2021 BMW X5 was also broken into near the same cemetery as they traveled to the grave of a family member.
Investigators say the same person may have committed a similar crime at a tennis center in Parkland a few days later.
Two days after the second cemetery burglary, a third victim reported that her 2015 GMC Yukon was broken into while attending her son’s tennis game near the 7900 block of Parkside Drive in Parkland.
In all three cases, the suspect stole the victims’ purses containing their wallets and other miscellaneous items.
The thief then used the victims’ credit cards to buy over $2,500 worth of gift cards.
Surveillance video from multiple stores captured an individual matching the description of the burglar driving a light-colored vehicle through a store parking lot.
The man is seen entering the businesses wearing a hoodie, making several gift card transactions, and then exiting.
Detectives from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, District of North Lauderdale are asking for the public’s help in identifying this criminal. BSO Parkland District detectives are also trying to solve this case.
Anyone with information about the identity of the subject or these cases is asked to contact BSO North Lauderdale Detectives Nezar Hamze at 954-720-2265 or Lisa Sokol at 954-720-2261.
You can also contact BSO Parkland District Detective Erick Quigley at 954-753-5050.
If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477), online at browardcrimestoppers.org, or dial **TIPS (8477) from any cell phone in the United States.
Any information leading to an arrest in this case is eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.