Suspected thieves scope out personal watercrafts outside Hollywood home

Men leave Hollywood home empty-handed

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Sanela Sabovic - Reporter

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A woman captured two suspected thieves scoping out her personal watercrafts this week that she had parked on the side of her home in Hollywood.

According to an incident report, Nancy Sickmiller called 911 just before 2 p.m. Thursday after she saw two men on her property.

Police said one of the men got out of the passenger seat of a black Ford pickup truck and knocked on Sickmiller's front door.

After waiting a short time, the man walked back to the truck and the driver pulled out of the driveway.

Police said the same man returned a short time later and entered the side of the front yard, where two personal watercrafts were parked behind a fence.

Police said the man walked around the personal watercrafts and removed the covers, looking beneath them.

Another man was then captured on surveillance video lowering his body underneath the personal watercrafts and walking around them before he and the first man left the area.

"They were lifting the covers and looking at them to identify what they were," Sickmiller said. 

Police searched for the men but could not find them.

Authorities said no items were taken from outside the home.

Sickmiller provided authorities with the surveillance video, and she was issued a case card.

The homeowner told Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic that she has lived in Hollywood all her life, but is now ready to move.

"I've had numerous things taken off the front of my porch of my home. I've been robbed in my house three times. I'm just over it," she said. "I am ready to move. I've been here --again, born and raised -- and I'm done."

Police said while they men did not steal anything they could still face charges for loitering and prowling.  

Anyone with information about the men's identities is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. 

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