Tamarac Crime Update: Neighbor Thwarts Attempted Knifepoint Robbery

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By Kevin Deutsch

Through our joint effort with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to share updates with residents, this is a summary of Tamarac crime and arrests through July 4, 2022.

Attempted Armed Robbery

NW 61st St.

A female was the victim of an Attempted Armed Robbery on 06/28/2022. The suspect pulled a pocket knife on the victim and demanded her purse. As the victim started to hand the suspect the purse, a neighbor came outside, causing the suspect to flee without the purse. 

Burglary Residence

Royal Palm Cir.

A person was the victim of a Burglary Residence on 06/28/2022. There were 12 metal shutters taken from the backside of a residence. Tot. Est. Loss: $10,000.

NW 96th Ter.

On 06/30/2022, cash was stolen from an apartment that was burglarized. Tot. Est. Loss: $1,600.

Criminal Mischief

Madison Ave.

A hotel was the victim of Criminal Mischief on 06/29/2022. A hotel room had many contents such as a television, desk, bed, mirror, and wall destroyed by unknown guests.

Fraud

NW 57th St.

A report of Fraud – Worthless Check was made on 06/29/2022. Two suspects used fraudulent checks to withdraw funds from a Check Cashing Store in Tamarac. A similar incident occurred in a Check Cashing Store in Sunrise. The bank of the owner of the checks stopped funds from being withdrawn from the account, but the Check Cashing Stores are at a financial loss from the money withdrawn from them.

NW 77th St.

On 06/28/2022, the victim gave the offender a $10,000 deposit to install a patio enclosure in his backyard. The offender never started the work and has not given the victim his money back. Tot. Est. Loss: $10,000.

Theft

NW 62nd St.

A person was the victim of Theft – Motor Vehicle Parts on 07/01/2022. Unknown suspect(s) stole a catalytic converter from a male victim’s 2019 Toyota Tacoma.

Arrest

Merritt, Jarvis Antwain, 33, was arrested on charges of Larc-grand Theft Of Firearm on Nw 31st Ave on 07/03/2022.

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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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