Authorities are searching for a duo of thieves who hit three Dania Beach businesses in a row, taking thousands of dollars worth of generators, engine parts and other tools.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the pair first struck the Jersey Dawg food truck at about 11 a.m. March 20. The food truck, which serves hot dogs, burgers and fries, was parked in the 1900 block of Tigertail Boulevard.
They reportedly arrived in a newer-model white Ford F-150 truck and swiped a generator with a red frame, valued at $2,200, the agency said. The generator had been secured to the food truck with padlocks that were cut, according to an incident report.
After that theft, the two men moved on to Sirocco Marine, also in the 1900 block of Tigertail Boulevard, where they pried open a front door and ransacked a storage area before running off with two Honda engine parts that were still in the box, the report said.
Surveillance video from a nearby business showed the two men getting out of their truck at about 12:55 p.m. Both wore gloves and covered their heads â€” one with a bucket hat, the other with the hood of his sweatshirt.
The video shows the pair loading two boxes onto the truck, and a generator â€” the one thought to have been stolen from the food truck â€” can be seen in the vehicle. The engine parts were valued at $2,800 each, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Minutes later, on their last known stop, the men broke into a storage container belonging to Ocean Bay Construction, in the 5300 block of Southwest 27th Avenue, an incident report said.
A camera there captured the two at about 1 p.m. Investigators say they took a generator, cut-off saw, diaphragm pump, compactors and several brass fittings.
The total value of items taken from the three businesses was about $13,000, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Authorities ask anyone with information to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
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