Thieves Hammer Through Wall To Break Into Oakland Park Store
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OAKLAND CITY (CBSMiami) –These thieves don’t play. Watching the video it appeared they knew where the cameras were and how to get where they needed to go.
In the video, you see them wearing long sleeve shirts and ninja masks. One of the thugs tried to cover the camera but he was a little late and he was outnumbered by the cameras. They caught every angle of this 4-5 hour burglary spree at the Discount Palace in Oakland Park.
Yasser Alsaman, the owner, said “Its kind hard to say right now but I’m gonna “guesstimate” over $100,000.”
From beginning to end, surveillance cameras caught the thieves pull up in the back of the store and run along the side before breaking through the door. Once inside another camera captured debris, cement and sheet rock flying past the lens.
Alsaman said, “When we made it here we found out there’s a 2×2 in the receiving office.”
Crawling in and out, going back and forth, the bandits speedily sifted through the merchandise in the large warehouse. They even opened boxes before taking off with the loot.
Alsaman said they took clothes, sneakers, electronics, tablets and all kinds of electronics.
In two separate trips, they got away with two truck loads of merchandise.
Alsaman said “I’m just speechless. I’m disappointed we work hard and were not a big distributor just a small business trying to make it.”
Detectives combed through here looking for evidence. To help the case, the owner is throwing in some incentive for anybody who may know anything.
Alsaman said, “I would like to offer a $1,000 reward for anybody with information to capture these guys. Any tips any help will be highly appreciated and well give $1,000 reward.”
Police initially responded to the first alarm around 2:30 a.m. Saturday but left because they didn’t see anything suspicious. That bought the thieves more time for a second run.
If you know anything call Broward Crimestoppers at 954-493-TIPS.