Broward Sheriffs Office

BSO Releases Sketch of Deerfield Beach Armed Burglar

Authorities have released a sketch of a man wanted in an armed burglary of a 91-year-old woman and her daughter in Deerfield Beach.

The burglary happened just after 6 a.m. Tuesday at the home of 91-year-old Florence Jones and her daughter, 65-year-old Barbara Sutton, in the 1300 block of Southeast 2nd Avenue, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

Officials said Sutton was in her backyard watching a video on her cell phone when a man, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, entered her yard and approached her.

"I heard the latch to the pool gate open, I was looking at a quilting video on YouTube, and I looked up and there was a kid with a gun in my face," Sutton said.

Sutton dropped her phone and began to call for help and the man pointed a gun at her and told her to be quiet. He then entered the home where he found Jones, and pointed his gun at her and grabbed her purse.

"I was screaming like a lunatic the whole time, I woke every neighbor up," Sutton said.

The suspect left the home, taking Sutton's cell phone. Neither woman was injured.

"If I passed him in the street I just would've thought 'nice kid,' there was nothing threatening about his demeanor," Sutton said. "I'm hyper vigilant in public, I know how to approach an ATM. It's bad enough that we have to live like that but I refuse to be afraid to have a cup of coffee in my backyard."

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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