Burglar Goes On Shopping Spree With Stolen Credit Cards: Officials

A suspect stole credit cards from a visiting family and then went on a shopping spree, officials said

Saturday, Jun 9, 2012  |  Updated 2:09 PM EDT
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Surveillance video released by the Broward Sheriff s Office shows how the suspect charged $5,000 worth of items from various stores in the course of eight hours, the Broward Sheriff s Office said.

Surveillance video released by the Broward Sheriff s Office shows how the suspect charged $5,000 worth of items from various stores in the course of eight hours, the Broward Sheriff s Office said.

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Authorities are searching for a burglar who stole from an out-of-town family and then went on a shopping spree with the stolen credit cards.

Surveillance video released by the Broward Sheriff’s Office shows how the suspect charged $5,000 worth of items from various stores in the course of eight hours, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

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Deputies said the family was visiting from Germany and staying at the Paradise by the Sea motel on Ocean Drive in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The family who have two boys aged five and six told officials they don’t remember locking the door before going to bed. They said their belonging, including a laptop, cell phone, camera and wallet, were gone when they woke up the next morning.

From 3:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. on May 25, the suspect purchases items at Walmart, Home Depot, Publix, 7-Eleven, Pep Boys and Walgreens, officials said.

Anyone with information can call the Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.

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