Battery thief locks self out of car

Thief breaks window to leave after stealing 4 batteries at Lou's Super Service Auto Repair

Published On: Dec 04 2012 03:40:22 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 04 2012 04:58:15 PM EST
WEST PARK, Fla. -

A thief who stole batteries at an auto repair shop nearly locked himself out of his getaway car.

Surveillance video captured the incident at Lou's Super Service Auto Repair at 4431 SW 18th Street in West Park on Nov. 10.

The thief was seen walking from a trash removal truck to his car as he loaded two batteries into his front and back seat, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. After he closed the back passenger door, he pulled on the door handle and realized he locked himself out.

The video showed the thief walking to the driver side of the car but failing to get inside. He then grabbed a crowbar and broke the small, rear window of the passenger side of the car and unlocked the vehicle.

The thief stole two more batteries before leaving in a gold or champagne color Chevrolet.

The thief was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, a black belt, and dress shoes.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call BSO at 954-985-1953 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).