Two people suspected of stealing pricey electronics from Anglers Marina in Dania Beach were arrested after authorities say they caught them trying to sell the stolen goods at a pawn shop.
"As we were doing inventory of all the stolen property, they just came in basically handing themselves to us," Broward Sheriff's Office Det. Edward Valderrama told NBC6. "We looked behind us and we saw them at the front foor and we said, 'no way,' and they had more stolen property in their hands, so it was just too easy."
Authorities say Jennifer Cosma and Paul Smith were arrested in connection to 12 incidents at three different marinas in Dania Beach over the past two weeks. In each case, the boats were left with gaping holes in the consoles where thousands of dollars-worth of electronics once sat. The couple could be seen on surveillance video walking hand-in-hand nonchalantly as if they belonged on the marina.
Police Sgt. Kenneth Bowermaster had previously estimated that the two have taken at least $60,000 to $80,000 dollars-worth of goods.