COOPER CITY (CBSMiami) — Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are releasing new video of a serial robber in action. The prolific robber has committed at least 15 robberies in South Florida since mid-September.
His two latest robberies were committed at Chevron and Marathon gas stations on January 4 in Cooper City. The stations are located at Hiatus Road and Sheridan Street and at Stirling Road and 103rd Ave.
The surveillance tape shows some disturbing images. In one case he is seen lunging at a clerk with his gun climbing over a counter and grabbing money from a cash register.
BSO spokeswoman Gina Carter told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “This man is very brazen. He has already committed at least 15 robberies. He usually waits for customers to leave the businesses but you never know what can happen. This could get much more dangerous at any time because someone could walk in on a robbery. He seems to be traveling all over South Florida, striking multiple locations in multiple cities the same day.”
Carter said “He could be anywhere at any time so we need to find him. We are hoping that through these videos that someone will recognize his face. I would say anyone who holds a gun to someone’s face and asks for money is very violent. We are lucky no one has gotten hurt but that could change at any moment. There are a lot of agencies looking for him because he is very brazen. In one of the videos, you can see that there are children in the store before the robbery so this can turn deadly. That is why we are actively searching for this guy.”
BSO says the robber’s MO has remained consistent. At first, he pretends to shop, browsing up and down the aisle and waiting for the real customers to leave. He walks up to the counter and pretends to pay for a small item before producing a gun and demanding all the money in the register.
The suspect’s spree of robberies includes: the Bonjour Food Market in Hallandale Beach and a Shell Gas Station in Hollywood on September 19th, a Subway in Davie on September 21st, a Shell Gas Station in Miami on December 2nd, a Shell Gas Station in Davie and a Murphy Gas Station in Miami Gardens on December 9th, a Marathon Gas Station in Fort Lauderdale, a Winn Dixie Liquor Store in Aventura and a BP Gas Station in Dania Beach on December 13th, a Burger King in Virginia Gardens on December 17th, a Shell Gas Station and Speedway Gas Station in Hialeah on December 29th, and a Chevron Gas Station and Marathon Gas Station in Cooper City and a Mobil Gas Station in Pembroke Pines on January 4th.
The suspect is described as a thin man with a dark complexion. He is about 6′ tall and has a mustache and is in his 20s. He is seen wearing a black cap and a black hoodie with the words “Nike” written on the front.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Det. Theophilus Woulard at 954-321-4553 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477). Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000. Additionally, ATF is offering a reward of $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest.