Teens’ Illegal Escapade Caught On Video

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Two South Florida teenagers have been charged with breaking into and burglarizing a Fort Lauderdale electronics store and their illegal escapade was caught on camera.

The surveillance video from inside Gametime Electronics, located at 2611 Davie Boulevard, shows a 15-year-old boy as he literally dropped from the ceiling into the store early Saturday morning from an air duct.

“The guy came right down here through the A/C (air conditioning ) vent, broke all the metal up there.  He basically landed here pretty hard,” said Gametime Electronics owner Luis Caro pointing to a spot on the floor.

Once inside the business, he rifled through some drawers where he found Caro’s loaded gun. He fired the weapon and then realized he was trapped inside.

In video taken outside of the store, a police officer can be seen poking around the front door because an alarm went off. When the officer didn’t see any movement inside, he left.

A little while later, the kid who fell through the ceiling is seen in the video crawling away out the front door, but not for long. He returned with a buddy. They both went back inside, loaded up with expensive merchandise and took off.

“This was filled with iPhones and iPods,” said store owner Luis Caro pointing to a near empty display case. “They made off with most of the stuff out here. The PlayStation 3 that was on the counter, they took that, as well as the laptops in the back.”

A 14-year-old and 15-year-old were both charged in Saturday’s burglary.

“I’m a Sunday school teacher,” explained the 14’s year old’s mom, Jacqueline Andrews.  “ I taught him the good values of life.”

She said she was shocked when she saw the store’s surveillance video.

“Oh my God, my heart was breaking,” said Jacqueline Andrews. “At first you don’t want to believe that is your kid.  That’s not my kid, this guy looks almost professional.”

When she found a laptop which had been stolen from the store in her home, she returned it to Caro and apologized.  Andrews said she is cooperating with authorities in the case.  She’s hoping the judge will show mercy when the case goes to court.

Caro said this isn’t the first time he’s been targeted by thieves.

In different surveillance video taken in September, two teens can be seen using hammers to break through the front door. They were inside for only a matter of seconds and managed to grab expensive electronics and leave.  Police arrested two teens in that incident as well.

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  • Tacnacs Ilcd

    okay lady YOUR SON IS NOT A BAD BOY,,, you need to go to jail with him just for your stupidity and your ignorance in raising a child, you also should loose custody because by your comment an his actions you deserve each other,

    • Flagrante Delicto

      Ok, it’s “lose”, not loose. As far as her reaction… Blacks have been conditioned for 50 years (by the Democrats) that they are victims. Why would any of us be surprised by her comments. In fact, when I first saw the beginning of the news story, I EXPECTED just this kind of comment by the mother. I was not disappointed.

      Where’s Rev. Al and Jessie?

  • John

    an alarm went off. When the officer didn’t see any movement inside, he left.
    When I had my store the police would stay until I showed up to confirm everything was ok. Was this guy in a hurry back to Dunkin Donuts?

    • Flagrante Delicto

      EXACTLY!! The police are a reactionary force. In this case, they peformed their duty POORLY!!

  • Flagrante Delicto

    Jackey wants her son back because if he goes to jail, no welfare check. I hope these criminals draw Judge Hurley. Hey Jackey, here’s a news flash. It wasn’t their first offense.

  • Flagrante Delicto

    Hey Jackey… I would like to ask you one question:

    Who do you think should pay for all the damage your son did to Mr. Caro’s business? How much have you offered Mr. Caro to compensate him for the damage done by your little darling son?

    Stop acting like the perverbial black victim and step up. There is the lesson that should be taught.

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