2 job applicants linked to $1 million theft at Pembroke Park marine store

Reward of up to $3,000 offered for information that leads to an arrest

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Associated Press

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - Investigators say two men posing as job applicants are connected to a crew of thieves who stole $1 million worth of equipment from a marine supply store in Pembroke Park.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Joy Oglesby said the crew of thieves stole a forklift and marine equipment from Baltec Marine at 3580 S.W. 20th St. over the course of three days in January.

She said they returned to the business a dozen times between 8:40 p.m. Jan. 5 and 2 a.m. Jan. 8.

According to Oglesby, the men applied for jobs Jan. 5. Later that night, they broke into a rear cargo door. Surveillance video shows the two applicants walking through the warehouse.

The Sheriff's Office released a video of the men in hopes that someone will recognize them.

Anyone with information about their identities is asked to call Detective Liz Handras at 954-985-1953, Ext. 224. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest. 

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