Crime caught on camera in Fort Lauderdale

Would-be burglar caught on camera

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A woman fought off a would-be robber in Fort Lauderdale and won.

Ebel Rias was opening the front gate  of her apartment complex when she was overpowered by a much larger man. He was after the gold chain around her neck.

She struggles with him for a few moments, not wanting to let it go. That's when somebody yelled at the attacker and told him to leave her alone.

He complied and walked away empty handed. The struggle was caught on the apartment complex's surveillance footage.

Rias suffered minor injuries.

If you have any information on the suspect, call Broward Crimestoppers at 954-493-TIPS.