Cooper City Teen Thwarts Burglary Attempt

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    Kwamayne Davis, 20, targeted a Cooper City house for a robbery Thursday. What he didn’t expect inside the house was a quick-thinking 16-year-old girl. NBC 6's Hank Tester reports.

    Kwamayne Davis, 20, targeted a Cooper City house for a robbery Thursday. What he didn’t expect inside the house was a quick-thinking 16-year-old girl.

    “She wasn’t expecting anyone,” said Gina Carter of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. “She thought it was suspicious. She took note of it, then went about her day.”

    According to the BSO, the man knocked on the front door with an envelope in hand, possibly trying to make himself look like a deliveryman. Then 15 minutes later, the teen heard a window smash.

    “She went downstairs to look and realized it was the same man breaking in through the window,” Carter said.

    The teen got out of the house as quickly as possible and called 911. A few minutes later, Davis was found walking down the street with some burglary tools on him. Teen living in the area said it’s a new summer reality.

    “I didn't think that would happen in this neighborhood. It's pretty scary,” Luis Maldonado said. “I'm home with my sister who's 12 years old and sometimes I leave her alone, like right now.”

    BSO detectives said parents must remain vigilant this summer about possible break-ins while their kids are off for the summer. BSO said it’s good to make it look like someone is at home, let a barking dog be heard, and when you’re at the office, someone could be working your neighborhood.

    Davis was charged with Burglary of an occupied dwelling and possession of burglary tools with intent to use. He was being held without bond Friday and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.

    Detectives said Davis and an accomplice may be responsible for a similar burglary nearby. If you have any information about the burglaries, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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