Teen Burglars Caught After Bragging About Stolen Goods on Video
A couple of teens have learned how the humble brag can get you in trouble with the law. Broward Sheriff's Office reports that it has arrested three juveniles and an 18-year-old after they made a video of themselves boasting about the stolen cash and stolen jewelry they took as they sat in a stolen car. The video is about three minutes long and clearly shows their faces.
BSO says it has spent months looking for suspects who committed several burglaries throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties. But one of the suspects apparently got into an accident in the stolen car in Fort Lauderdale and ditched it. Unfortunately for them, they also left the video behind.
Once Oakland Park detectives reviewed the video, they had all the evidence they needed.
"They basically handed detectives everything they needed. Here's the video showing what we did, what we stole, and who we are," BSO public information officer Dani Moschella said.
In the three-minute video, the four suspects show off their booty by fanning out wads of cash and wearing the jewelry. According to BSO, the teens are also standing in front of a stolen car.
During one part, cash is being stacked out onto the back seat of the car, and one of the boys is heard saying, "Big safe in the back. That's how we do it, man."
Fort Lauderdale Police recovered the items and traced them to residential burglaries in Boca Raton and Oakland Park.
The four were arrested and face burglary and grand theft charges, among others. Investigators said the four may be connected to even more burglaries, and the investigation remains ongoing.
According to BSO, the suspects allegedly burglarized 25 homes recently, including breaking into and stealing cars.
Authorities are asking anyone with more information on this case or other potential victims to contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest..
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