Police Look for Dania Beach Boat Burglars

Police estimate the suspects, a young couple, have taken at least $60,000 to $80,000 dollars-worth of goods.

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    On the waters of Anglers Marina in Dania Beach sit millions of dollars worth of vessels. And on these floating gems, pricey electronics to which detectives say two people are helping themselves. NBC 6's Keith Jones has the story. (Published Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014)

    On the waters of Anglers Marina in Dania Beach sit millions of dollars worth of vessels.

    And on these floating gems, pricey electronics to which detectives say two people are helping themselves.

    "They're after high-end electronics," said Police Sgt. Kenneth Bowermaster. "These are units that are worth anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 each."

    Bowermaster said a young couple is behind the burglaries. They can be seen on surveillance video walking hand-in-hand nonchalantly as if they belong on the marina.

    Detectives said they have responded 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.

    Bowermaster described the male suspect's tactics as seen on the surveillance video.

    "He seems to have a decent knowledge of how this equipment works," he said. "He's unscrewing the dashboards apart."

    The video also shows them using dark-colored cars at different marinas. The male suspect is seen walking on a boat and it looks like he drops a tool. They always work under the cover of darkness and often, under canopies as to not be seen.

    Bowermaster estimates the two have taken at least $60,000 to $80,000 dollars-worth of goods.

    Anyone with information on the two suspects is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS(8477).