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Fake Brinks Guard Burglar Arrested: BSO

Man who stole $162,000 from Sunrise store arrested months after crime: BSO

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    (Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012)

    The man who impersonated a Brinks guard and made off with more than $160,000 from a Sunrise clothes shop the day after Black Friday last year has been arrested, authorities said Thursday.

    John Mortimer, 25, was arrested Wednesday on grand theft and burglary charges, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. The details of his arrest are unknown.

    Authorities say Mortimer pulled off the daring burglary on Nov. 26, 2011, at the Sawgrass Mills Aeropostale at 12801 W. Sunrise Boulevard.

    Mortimer, dressed in a Brinks outfit complete with badge, walked into the store, was handed deposits by the store's manager and walked right out the front door, Sunrise Police said.

    Brinks Robber Used Full Uniform: Cops

    [MI] Brinks Robber Used Full Uniform: Cops
    Police believe the man in Aéropostale?s surveillance video to be 24-year-old John Mortimer. "You can see it's a full uniform complete with an identity badge," Sunrise Police Detective Luis Fernandez said. "Everything's embroidered."
    (Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012)

    His total haul was around $162,000 cash.

    Police later found a stolen car, believed to be Mortimer's getaway vehicle, with a Brinks hat, Brinks uniform, Brinks bag, gun and gun belt inside, police said.

    Mortimer was being held without bond Thursday and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.

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