Crime Watch

Posted on 27 October 2011 by LeslieM


Oct. 21 A man was arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and grand theft of over $20,000. The man broke into a home at 53 SE 5 Ave. when the owner was sleeping. The man stole more than $30,000 worth of jewelry, electronics and other items.

Oct. 21 A man reported that he was approached by a man with a gun, who threatened him at 951 NE 51 St. The victim gave the gun holder his wallet, money, watch and jewelry.

Oct. 21 A man reported his car stolen from 1310 SE 14 Court.

Oct. 22 A woman reported her car parked at 1005 S. Federal Hwy. broken into. She reported her purse with a cell phone and $100 stolen.

Oct. 22 A man reported that while his car was parked at the LA Fitness garage at 1000 E. Hillsboro Blvd., someone broke into the vehicle and stole his iPod, digital camera and GPS.

Oct. 22 A man said that his roommate at the Comfort Inn, 50 SE 20 Ave., stole $1,000 from his wallet. The wallet was in the room safe.

Oct. 23 A man was observed stealing $60 worth of clothing from Styles for Less at 3848 W. Hillsboro Blvd. The man took the clothing and escaped in his car.

Oct. 23 A woman left her purse in a shopping cart at Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. When she returned to look for it, she found that it was missing.

Oct. 23 A woman reported her purse stolen from either her home or vehicle; she was not sure. The incident was reported at 499 NW 3 Ave.


DEERFIELD — District 4

Oct. 14-15  Burglary to a business was reported at Westway Towing, 2571 W. Hillsboro Blvd.  Unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the company office by unknown means (no signs of forced entry were discovered) and used tools from the storage room, including an electric saw, to cut off the drop door on the floor safe. An undetermined amount of cash was removed from the safe. Video was available and scene was processed.

Oct. 15 Grand theft occurred in the shopping plaza at 1895 W. Hillsboro Blvd., NE corner of Hillsboro Boulevard and Military Trail.Victim drove bike to shopping plaza and, while inside, the unsecured bike, was stolen.

Oct. 15 Grand theft was reported Oct. 17 at Dollar Tree, 4005 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Victim advised that her wallet was stolen as she shopped. The wallet, valued at $900, contained $600 cash, the victim’s passport and DL, and nine Chase Visa Cards. The victim advised that the credit card company called on 10-15-11 and advised her that the cards were used at the Super Target at 3500 W. Hillsboro Blvd. The victim was unable to provide any other details.

Oct. 17 Armed robbery arrest was made at Rent-A-Center, 1706 W. Hillsboro Blvd. The day before, an employee of Rent-A-Center was robbed at gunpoint while entering a work van in the parking lot. Stolen in the robbery were two bank deposits. Suspect fled on foot east through the parking lot. A perimeter was quickly established with Canine and Air Unit on scene. One person of interest was detained at the scene. BSO Robbery detectives responded and through their investigation, quickly identified and arrested the armed suspect.

If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please call 911.



Oct. 16 A woman reported her Porsche stolen from her home at 2765 NE 25 St.

Oct. 17 A man who works at CVS at 3580 N. Federal Hwy. reported that a man walked out of the store with five boxes of diapers. The employee asked the man to return the diapers, but the man placed them in his car and left. One box fell out of the car.

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