FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) - A day after investigators finally put faces to “Crystal” and her cohorts in crime, one of the thieves is in custody.
Keshia Clark, 27, was one of the four suspects that detectives believe pick men up at upscale bars and restaurants, then go home with them, and drug the men to steal their money and jewelry.
According to Broward Sherrif’s Office, Clark turned herself into the Miami-Dade Police Department Thursday after her, along with her partners-in-crime, were publicly identified.
In addition to BSO, multiple agencies including the Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood and Miami-Beach police departments are working jointly on investigations involving these four women, as well as others who might be involved.
Arrest warrants were also issued for Subhanna Beyah, 25, also known as “Crystal” to at least one victim; Johnnina Miller, 25; and 23-year old Ryan Elkins.
Beyah identified herself as “Crystal” to at least one victim.
Robert Cournoyer, 45, told detectives he met “Crystal” at an upscale Fort Lauderdale restaurant. The two eventually went back to his home in Pompano Beach. Cournoyer said Crystal then made his a cocktail which took roughly a half-hour to make. The two drank and the next thing he remembers was waking up the following afternoon.
Crystal was gone along with $6,000 in cash and four high-end watches, two Rolexes, one Cartier and one Paniere valued at $80,000-$100,000. Cournoyer man added that Crystal deleted her contact information from his cell phone.
“They’re drugging their victims, so that’s why we want to get them off the streets in a hurry. We don’t know how long it will be before they kill somebody by accident by slipping the wrong drug into one of their drinks,” said Dani Moschella with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
“We want everyone to be aware what’s going on so if someone seems suspicious, don’t go home with that person, don’t trust them with your drink.”
Anyone with information about these women is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).