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Multiple burglars break into 47 units at Fort Lauderdale storage facility

Nearly 50 storage units were broken into at a Fort Lauderdale facility last month.
Nearly 50 storage units were broken into at a Fort Lauderdale facility last month.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nearly 50 storage units were broken into at a Fort Lauderdale facility last month.

Surveillance video captured multiple suspects breaking into units at Extra Space Storage located at 2401 West Broward Blvd.

According to a police report, the crimes took place on the night of Aug. 22 and in the early morning hours of Aug. 23 between approximately 11 p.m. and 10 a.m.

Police said a total of 47 units were burglarized on the first and second floor of the facility.

Surveillance video captures multiple burglars breaking into dozens of units at a Fort Lauderdale storage facility. (Fort Lauderdale Police Department)

Up to four masked suspects, wearing gloves and dressed in black from head to toe, broke into the units using crow bars and other tools, according to Fort Lauderdale police.

The surveillance video also showed the cooks leaving the same way they arrived, but without any of the stolen items.

The story is unfortunately a familiar one.

Earlier this year in May, Local 10 News reported on more than 30 units at two different Lauderhill facilities that were burglarized.

Officers have not said whether they are looking into any possible connections.

Investigators found blood at the Fort Lauderdale scene and submitted it for DNA testing in an effort to track down the thieves.

Anyone with information or who thinks they recognize any of the suspects is urged to contact Fort Lauderdale police or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.


About the Author:

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.