By Sharon Aron Baron
Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for the burglar who claimed to be a law enforcement officer as he smashed his way into a Tamarac home.
According to the report, on Thursday, Sept. 23, BSO deputies responded to a burglary report from a resident at the 8000 block of Sanibel Drive.
Video surveillance shows just before 8:30 p.m., a subject shattered a sliding glass door in the rear of the home and stated, “Broward Sheriff’s Office. Is anyone home?”
After entering the home through the broken glass door, he searched the house and left with more than $1,000 worth of items. Around the same time, an individual carrying a clipboard and wearing a retractable lanyard knocked on the victim’s front door. The victim was not home at the time of the burglary.
Detectives would also like to speak with a person of interest who was in the area at the time.
While detectives believe this was an isolated incident, they encourage people to ask for the law enforcement officer’s identification, look for the agency’s name on the uniform or call the BSO non-emergency number 954-764-4357 to verify a deputy’s identity.
Anyone who can identify the subject or has any information is asked to contact BS Detective Wilmer Morales Tubes at 954-247-6014. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.
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