West Park Man Robbed While Picking Avocados: Deputies

Authorities are asking the public to help identify the suspect, who was caught on surveillance video.

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013  |  Updated 10:57 AM EDT
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A West Park man was robbed of his gold chain, wallet and cellphone. The suspect was caught on video and authorities are asking the public to help identify him.

A West Park man was robbed of his gold chain, wallet and cellphone. The suspect was caught on video and authorities are asking the public to help identify him.

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A 64-year-old man who was picking avocados in his yard was robbed at gunpoint, the Broward’s Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities are asking the public to help identify the suspect, who was caught on surveillance video during the Sept. 20 robbery in West Park.

According to the sheriff’s office, the suspect, who was armed, approached the man and said, “Gimme the gold.” Then he snatched the man’s gold chain and took his wallet and cellphone, deputies said.

The video shows a 1990’s Toyota Camry that drops of the suspect and another man, also armed. The two men walk up and down the street and are later seen running towards the car and driving off.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Broward County at 954-493-TIPS.

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