OAKLAND PARK (CBSMiami) — The Broward Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a young man who was shopping for a pricey necklace and took off once it was around his neck.
Eli Chlvany is a fixture at the Oakland Park Flea Market. Everywhere you look at his jewelry shop — Rambo Jewelry — are pictures from his claim to fame — a small role in the movie Rambo with Sylvester Stallone.
He loves to reminisce about his time on the movie set but the video he wants you to see today is the one of the man who stole from his shop.
“It’s a terrible feeling. A terrible feeling,” said Chlvany.
Just before noon on Dec. 17, 2017, the owner of Rambo Jewelry was showing the suspect a $60,000 gold necklace with a large San Lázaro charm when he was robbed.
“He give it to me right away and I hold it in my hand and I feel so comfortable that I give it to him to try and he took off, right away,” said Chlvany.
Surveillance video shows the thief talking with the clerk about the necklace before trying it on. That’s when the suspect takes off and heads south through the parking lot of the Oakland Park Flea Market, 3161 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
“Big stuff, I’m not showing no more. I can hold it from here. Here you go. You want to see it. Thank you very much and put it back,” said Chlvany.
The thief is described as being 18 to 20 years old with a thin build. He’s about 5 feet 9 inches tall.
He left behind the identification card of another person.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Detective Eric Versteeg at 954-202-3131 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org.
Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000