Davie Police are seeking the public’s help in locating four people responsible for an attempted theft at a local motorcycle shop and trying to steal four bikes, earlier this month.
Surveillance cameras rolled as the subjects broke through hurricane-proof glass at the Rick Case Honda Powerhouse motorcycle store, earlier this month. “It took them quite some time to get through the hurricane glass with a hammer, but they were eventually able to get in,” said Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone.
On the video, one of the subjects could be seen holding a gas container as they made their way toward the motorcycles. “Once inside, they moved four motorcycles towards the exit and made an attempt to get them out,” said Leone.
However, they didn’t get away with the goods. “These individuals all came prepared with individual bottles of gas to put in the motorcycles, you know,” said Leone. “However, their attempts failed because they were not able to get the motorcycles out of the showroom.”
Security cameras captured clear images of the thieves in action, and police said, two of them had been there before. Investigators said the two male subjects had come into the store earlier and checked out the same bikes the perpetrators tried to steal.
“It’s a little more than a coincidence that the individuals who were shopping and the criminals happen to go to the same area,” said Leone.
Video shows the two men talking to a clerk as they asked questions and even toured the store’s parts area just before closing.
Police said there are striking similarities. “Particularly the one individual wearing a striped long-sleeve sweater,” said Leone. “[He] has the same body, same mannerisms, same style of movement as the guy that came in earlier that day.”
The thieves were able to steal a few high-end motorcycle helmets, but police said, they may not have the heads for a career in crime. “They made an attempt to try to do some surveillance on what they had intended on stealing,” said Leone. “However, I don’t know if they really did all of their homework because they weren’t smart enough to get out of the building.”
If you have any information on this burglary, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.