Shirtless suspect with back scar, tattoos wanted in burglary in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Officers are searching for a Hollywood burglar who has a scar on the right side of his upper back and tattoos on both arms.

On Friday morning, he was wearing a gold watch, a floral-print hat, jean shorts and was using his T-shirt to cover his face. Surveillance video shows him before he baited a victim into opening the door of his apartment, according to the Hollywood Police Department.

Officer Christian Lata, a spokesman for the department, said the man broke into the Richard's Hotel room and struck the victim in the head. He told the victim, who is a Venezuelan migrant, that he was armed with a gun. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the burglar to call detectives at 954-764-4357 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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