Surveillance cameras at National Armory in Pompano Beach captured the thief pocketing four expensive tactical knives. "For him to come in, steal weapons right in front of our noses – that wasn't brazen. That was just stupid," owner Jeff Dillard said.
One by one, a man is seen putting knives into his pocket.
In total, the thief pockets four expensive tactical knives – all caught on one of many surveillance cameras at National Armory in Pompano Beach.
“They're around $400-$500 apiece,” National Armory owner Jeff Dillard said. “We figure he stole around $2,000 worth of knives."
It happened Wednesday night at about 5:30 at the store near I-95 and Atlantic Boulevard with customers all around. Also nearby were employees armed with guns.
Another thing the thief seems to ignore: a sign when he walked in the door that reads, “Never mind the dog. Beware of owner.” A picture of a gun is below the message.
“If we would've confronted him, and he would've opened one of those on us, we would've shot him. We're all wearing guns in here. It's a heavy security place,” Dillard explained. “For him to come in, steal weapons right in front of our noses – that wasn't brazen. That was just stupid."
According to the surveillance video, exclusively obtained by NBC 6 South Florida, the man was in the store for about 10 minutes before he was seen leaving on a bicycle.
“All I know is the bicycle had fluorescent green shocks in the back of it,” Dillard described. “He's a big guy, about 400 pounds, riding a bicycle.”
If you have any information, call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
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