Authorities in Broward are working with the FBI to catch a serial armed robber who they believe is responsible for at least six crimes in the past few weeks.
The suspect is believed to be behind robberies in North Lauderdale, Tamarac, Lauderhill, Margate, Plantation and Sunrise, targeting mostly convenience stores dating back to May 31, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said Friday.
The robberies have all been similar, with the suspect brandishing a gun in some and wearing a green hoodie and black and yellow gloves in some, officials said.
"He's very bold, very brazen. Typically you’ll see a suspect walk into a convenience store and might seem intimidated, perhaps someone who waits for new patrons to get inside the business but this is not the case with this suspect," BSO spokesperson Keyla Concepcion said.
Officials released surveillance footage from four of the six robberies, including a 7-Eleven on W. McNab Road in North Lauderdale on June 10 in which the suspect and an accomplice stole cash and cigarettes. Other footage showed robberies at a Chevron station in Tamarac and a Wawa in Lauderhill.
"We believe it’s only a matter of time before he’s willing to escalate and we definitely want to get him into custody before that happens," Concepcion said.
Detectives from Lauderhill, Margate, Plantation and Sunrise are working with BSO and the FBI to catch the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.