OAKLAND PARK, FL – Broward Sheriff’s Office Oakland Park District detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating three suspects involved in a grand theft. The trio of bandits used distraction techniques to steal jewelry at the Oakland Park Flea Market located at 3161 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park.
According to the report, at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, the three suspects approached Zeina Jewelry (Booth 1220) at the Oakland Park Flea Market and began looking at items. While the two female suspects engaged the employee, the male suspect used the sleight of hand to steal a cross from the jewelry box.
The three then agreed to purchase a piece of jewelry but left the booth to get money from an ATM. The three never returned. A couple of days later, the owner realized the theft and reported it to the Broward Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 11. After taking the cross, the video shows the man taking a step back to examine the item in his hand and placing it in his pocket undetected.
Anyone with information should contact Oakland Park Detective Joshua Kessler at (954) 202-3117. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact police through Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a reward.