Armed man pushes way into North Lauderdale home, deputies say

Robber ordered woman to lay on ground while he searched for valuables

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a man who forced his way into a home last week in North Lauderdale.

The armed robbery was reported about 9 p.m. Thursday.

BSO spokeswoman Gina Carter said in a news release that the victim heard the man knocking on her front door, so she called out to him, saying that he had the wrong home.

Carter said the man persisted and pushed his way into the home when the victim opened the door.

Authorities said the robber pointed a gun to the victim's head and forced her into a bedroom, where she was ordered to lay on the ground while he searched for valuables.

Carter said the thief left the home with several of the victim's belongings.

Detectives believe the robber was riding in a red car.

He was described by authorities as a tall man with bumps on his face that did not appear to be acne.

Deputies said he had a dark complexion and a heavy Jamaican accent.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Detective David Augusti at 954-321-4332 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest. 

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