Detectives try to ID man who used credit card stolen from Weston park

Family's park outing spoiled by purse-snatching burglar


LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are trying to identify a man who went on a shopping spree using credit cards stolen during a family's park outing in August.

The theft was reported on the afternoon of Aug. 29 at Peace Mound Park in Weston.

BSO deputies said a woman, a grandmother and a baby went for their usual stroll through the park when they returned to find their car window smashed and their purses gone. Inside the purses were cash, credit cards and two cellphones.

A few hours later, one of the credit cards was used at a gas station in Fort Lauderdale.

The card was used again at a Target in Lauderhill, but this time, the man who used it was captured on surveillance video.

Anyone with information about the purse thefts or the man who used the card is asked to call BSO detectives at 954-389-2010 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.