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Bandits Pull Unsavory Act at Breakfast Buffet in Hallandale Beach

A man and woman were captured on camera stealing from an unsuspecting diner at a breakfast buffet in Hallandale Beach last month.

Police released the surveillance video Wednesday, which showed the couple walking into the Hampton Inn on S. Federal Highway and taking off with a woman's purse.

"The victims are tourists from Colombia and they were victimized," said Maj. Pedro Abut with the Hallandale Beach Police Department. Footage showed the female suspect taking the unattended purse from the back of a chair where the victim was sitting and eating breakfast.

The duo got away with $250, a debit card, a Colombian bank and photo ID and 200 Colombian pesos, police said.

Detectives are investigating a possible pattern.

"There was a similar incident out of Miami Springs in June; an older duo enter a hotel and steal a purse during the breakfast hour," said Maj. Abut.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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