A 42-year-old Fort Lauderdale man has now been arrested for a second time in connection with allegations of the theft of delivered but not yet accepted packages in Fort Lauderdale. Surveillance videos at both locations were instrumental in identifying the man.
Neighbors by Ring is a phone app that allows users to receive instant crime and safety alerts from their neighbors. It operates as its own neighborhood watch, and there are times that it can provide police with facial and vehicular information. In the first arrest, the man approached the app user’s home and stole a dog bed. Police were called, and when they arrived at the location of the theft, the alleged thief was described as a thin bald man who drove away in a gray Kia SUV. Shortly after that, police stopped a man and vehicle matching the description. He was released, and police returned to the home where the dog bed was taken from. Video surveillance appeared to confirm that the alleged thief was the same man that police had earlier stopped and released. That’s when the police went to the man’s home with a photo taken from the video.
The suspect’s wife identified the man on the photo image. The dog bed along with clothes matching those that appeared in the surveillance video were also found. The man is now being investigated for other thefts before the subject incident. He is also being investigated for another one after his initial arrest. He has been charged with five counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and two counts of petit theft.
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