Mercedes theft at body shop caught on camera
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are searching for a man caught on surveillance video driving off with a Mercedes-Benz while a mechanic was working on the vehicle at a Fort Lauderdale body shop.
Fort Lauderdale Police said, the suspect walked into the the Mercedes-Benz Body Shop located at 122 S.W. 22nd St. Fort Lauderdale, on Sept. 25. He then asked one of the employees about the types of body work services the company provides. The employee directed him to the office for more information, but the man then left the shop and begans to wander around the business' parking lot.
According to detectives, the man re-entered the business through a different entrance. He immediately spotted a set of car keys on top of the roof a customer's Mercedes C300. He then ran towards the car, grabbed the keys, and drove away with the Mercedes.
Police said, an employee, who was crouched down, working on the rear passenger side of vehicle, heard the sound of the engine and quickly jumped out of the way. The employee is then seen running after the car, but the suspect sped away.
The suspect fled in a 2011 black 4-door Mercedes C300, with Florida license plate number ALCL37.
He is described as a black male, in his late teens, standing approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. He had a short haircut and was clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt with an unknown white graphic on the front and blue athletic shorts.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of this suspect, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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