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Burglars in skull masks tie up woman, ransack home in Tamarac

Detectives search for 2 burglars in Tamarac
Detectives search for 2 burglars in Tamarac

TAMARAC, Fla. – One burglar was armed with a gun. The other was armed with a hammer. They were both dressed in black and wearing skull masks. A woman told deputies the two burglars terrorized her Monday morning in Tamarac.

Surveillance video shows the burglars caught her by surprise as she walked toward her car outside her home around 9 a.m. near the intersection of Northwest 57th Street and Woodlands Boulevard.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the men got out of a 2019 or 2020 white Lexus NX 300 F Sport model and forced the victim at gunpoint to escort them into her home.

Deputies said they tied her up inside and rummaged through her belongings.

Surveillance video later shows a woman wearing a dark-colored hair wrap and dark-colored clothing opening the front door, saying something in Creole and then closing the door.

She then wiped down the handle with her shirt before returning to the Lexus.

Deputies said the three crooks fled the scene with about $2,700 worth of stolen items.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the burglars to call BSO Robbery Detective Robert Sokol at 954-321-4547. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

About the Authors:

Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.