Arrest made in Davie ATV theft
Philip Stack, 53, arrested on burglary, grand theft auto charges
DAVIE, Fla. – Police have arrested a man believed to have stolen an all-terrain vehicle from a motorcycle store in Davie.
Police said someone recognized the man on surveillance video from a Local 10 News report Tuesday and called authorities.
Philip Stack, 53, was arrested on charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure and grand theft auto.
The burglary happened March 30 at Motorcycle World on State Road 84, just east of Pine Island Road.
"Hopefully people will learn that you can't just go take some other people's property and also the cameras --cameras work," store owner Etan Hada said.
Surveillance video showed a dark colored Ford F-150 pickup truck with a silver tool box mounted in the bed pulling into the front of the store. The truck then drove around to the west side of the building where the driver used a hand saw to cut the lock off a trailer that was chained to a light pole.
"When he came back to pull it out, he saw that lock over there and that prevented him from pulling it out," said Hada, as he pointed to a heavy duty lock on one of the wheels of the trailer.
Hada's cameras showed that the thief wasn't alone. He brought a woman along with him. She appears to have blonde hair, and neither of them tried to hide their faces from the surveillance cameras mounted on the building.
"I mean these people, they just feel so free. I mean you can see the person so comfortable doing what he doing," Hada said.
With the trailer locked down, the thieves turned their attention on a storage container nearby and that time their handsaw proved to do the trick. They cut the deadbolts off and discovered a $6,000 ATV inside, which they quickly wheeled out and loaded up onto the pickup truck.
Police said the couple wiped their fingerprints off of the trailer and the storage container before they left.
Police are still looking for the woman seen in the video.
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