Detectives Search for Serial Thief who Struck 4 Times at North Lauderdale Walmart


By Kevin Deutsch

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in catching a serial thief who has ripped off a North Lauderdale Walmart four times since March.

The unidentified man, seen in surveillance images and video made public by Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives Tuesday, used a stolen credit card to purchase gift cards in the store’s self-checkout lanes before walking out, according to BSO.

The incidents of grand theft happened on March 17, April 12, April 15, and May 24, authorities said. Each time, the man wore similar black clothing with a mask while committing his crimes.

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Detectives said they believe the suspected thief charged more than $5,000 on the stolen credit cards used in the crimes. The investigation has revealed that the credit cards are being stolen from residential mailboxes, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity or the crimes is asked to call BSO North Lauderdale District Detective Pedro Almodovar at 954-722-5803 or to submit a tip through the SaferWatch app.

If tipsters wish to remain anonymous, they can call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at Tipsters can also dial **TIPS (8477) from any cellphone in the United States.

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Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.
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