After brazen burglary, teens refuel at Pembroke Pines McDonald's, police say

Pair used stolen credit cards after looting home with boy inside, police say

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor
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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - Minutes after two teenagers were caught on camera ransacking a home while a 13-year-old hid inside a closet, they used a newly stolen credit card to buy food at a nearby McDonald's, Pembroke Pines police said.

Police released still images from the restaurant's security videos Monday, hoping someone will be able to identify the teens.

Police said the two teenagers broke into a home in the Cinnamon Place community, near 88th Way and Southwest 14th Avenue on Jan. 21. Home alone, the 13-year-old locked himself inside a bedroom closet while the two teens went through the house, police said.

The boy's mother was alerted to the break-in by her home security system and watched from her phone as the teens stole items from the home. 

Police said the burglars drove a four-door silver sedan. Police said both are black men in their late teens, each around 5 feet 6 inches tall. They both had thin builds and short dreadlock hairstyles, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Pembroke Pines police at 954-431-2225.

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