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Man distracts Fort Lauderdale homeowner while thief ransacks home, police say

Thieves steal $13,000 worth of jewelry

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale police are warning homeowners about a recent scam in which a homeowner was robbed of more than $13,000 worth of jewelry.

Police said the victim was approached by a man about 2:30 p.m. March 23, who asked if he could spray for pests along his fence on behalf of the victim's rear neighbor.

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Police said the homeowner accompanied the man to his backyard while another man entered his home through the front door and stole more than $13,000 worth of jewelry.

Police said the men left in an older-model white pickup truck.

Anyone with information about the thieves' identities is asked to call Detective Jody Weymouth at 954-828-5964 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 305-493-TIPS.


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