DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) –New surveillance tape shows a brazen bandit stealing a half dozen bags of cash from a manager’s cart inside a Walmart store and then sprinting away with thousands of dollars.
“He wasn’t just there to buy items,” said Dani Moschella, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sherif’s Office. “He had a plan.”
Moschella told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “This a crime of opportunity. It happened just after midnight in the store when employes were busy doing their work. He took advantage of them. You cannot take anything for granted. He appeared to be a kid shopping but instead he was a criminal.
And he was a fast runner and he was brazen. He grabbed six of the 13 bags in the cart and took off.”
“This all happened in seconds,” said Moschella.
Moschella said the store’s security cameras captured the crime that happened moments after midnight on Saturday, July 12th at the Walmart Store at 1101 South Military Trail.
A young, tall, thin man wearing a dark blue hoodie enters the store, appearing to be a customer. He is seen on the right side of the screenbuying some items. On the left side of the screen, a Walmart support manager walks up with a cart with the 13 pouches of cash.
The manager is collecting cash from the registers and intends to take the bags to the office to count the money.
He walks away from the cart when Moschella says he is distracted by a customer.
The thief who had walked away from the cash register returns a few moments later when the manager’s cart with cash is unattended. As he casually looks at employees who have their backs to the cart, he grabs the pouches and runs away.
He moves so quickly that the employees are caught off guard. The security cameras capturing the suspect sprinting the length of the parking lot as no one pursues him.
“We hope someone will recognize this person and call Crime Stoppers,” said Moschella.
BSO says the suspect has tear drop tattoo on the right side of his face.
Moschella said there is a reward of up to $3,000 in this case.
Anyone with information should call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest.
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