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LAUDERDALE LAKES (CBSMiami) — To bust into a building, some burglars use crowbars. Robert Sisson uses a blowtorch.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Sisson, 35, used a blowtorch to try breaking into a Lauderdale Lakes apartment late Tuesday afternoon. He caused a small fire which burned through the screen and metal security gate, BSO said.

After using the blowtorch, Sisson then tried to enter the apartment. When he spotted someone watching him, BSO said he fled down the stairwell.

Shortly after, Sisson allegedly used the knife to damage a 2004 blue Volvo parked in the apartment complex lot.

Between the car and the apartment, located in the 2900 block of Northwest 48th Terrace, BSO said Sisson caused $1,500 in damage.

Sisson was charged with armed burglary of a dwelling, arson and criminal mischief. He was ordered held on $25,000 bail during his first appearance court hearing Friday.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel contributed to this report.


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