New surveillance video released of grand theft suspect wanted in 2 Fort Lauderdale cases

Surveillance video captured a thief in the act in Fort Lauderdale.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale police released surveillance video Thursday that captured a man entering a restricted office within a business last month and then using a credit card machine to transfer money to his own card.

The grand theft happened July 21 at 915 Middle River Drive.

According to Fort Lauderdale police spokesperson Casey Liening, the transactions totaled about $19,000.

The video shows the man then leaving the business.

Detectives believe the same man targeted another business on April 22 at 515 E. Las Olas Blvd.

In that case, police said the victim and his business partner were on a conference call when the thief stole the victim’s credit cards from his office.

The victim told police that he spotted the unknown man walking through the office while he was on the call and later confronted him, but the thief told him he was lost and looking for another business.

A short time later, the victim received a notification from his bank that someone had made a purchase of over $7,000 at Apple on his card.

Surveillance video from Apple shows the thief completing the transaction.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call Detective Jamie Chatman at 954-828-6355 or Detective Ray Ketchmark at 954-828-5628. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.


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