Coral Springs Police are looking for a man who took a woman on a date while his accomplice stole $4,300 worth of items from her. Coral Springs Police spokesman David Kirkland discusses the case.
Coral Springs Police say a man broke into a woman's home and stole $4,300 worth of items while his accomplice was on a date with her.
Kelley Galbraith, 18, met the man, who goes by the name "Florenciano Valentino," at a party and went on a date with him on Feb. 25, and Valentino's accomplice burglarized Galbraith's residence while the pair was out, authorities said.
"We are really concerned," said her mother Sally Galbraith. "We want to catch this guy more than anything. She totally was a victim."
A total of $4,300 worth of property was stolen, according to an incident report.
"We would also like to get electronics back, but I don't plan on it," the girl's mother said. "I just want to catch him so he doesn't do this to other teenager girls."
He already may have, as a Miami Lakes teenager says she immediately recognized Valentino on NBC 6 as the man she met on yearbook.com.
After she met Valentino's accomplice near her home, he asked to use her iPhone – and walked off with it, she said.
In the Coral Springs incident, the burglar entered through the woman's window, the report said.
"He's very casual, he's very nonchalant. He walks around to the back of the house," Coral Springs Police spokesman David Kirkland said, and then went inside and brought his car into the garage. He exited through the garage door, according to the report.
"If you're going to meet somebody, meet them on some kind of a neutral territory," Kirkland advised.
Police believe there might be more dating burglary victims.
Anyone who recognizes this suspect should contact Detective Cassini of Coral Springs Police at 954-346-1251.