Video shows duo’s fail while trying to steal from Broward sports card store

COOPER CITY, Fla. – Surveillance video shows a duo’s early Friday morning attempt to break into a sports card store in Broward County failed.

The two persistent vandals struck the store’s impact-resistant windows with sledgehammers about 30 times — but the glass held up.

“Thank God we spent a lot of money on some good glass,” said Aaron Amarant, a co-owner of the store.

The owners of the AA Mint Cards, at 9630 Stirling Rd., in Cooper City, decided to share the surveillance video on Instagram.

A duo attempted to break the glass of a store on Friday in Cooper City. (Copyright 2022 by WPLG - All rights reserved.)

“The police are investigating and they have a good feel for who attempted the break-in,” the AA Mint Cards user wrote adding, “It is sad to see attempts to destroy not only everything we have worked so hard to build but a place where the hobby can come together.”

Amarant said the burglars should go find a way to learn a new skill. The damage they caused was assessed at some $10,000. Workers boarded up the windows on Friday afternoon.

“It’s not a good goal to break into here,” Amarant said.

Deputies were asking anyone with information about the case to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

Watch the surveillance video

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Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.

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.