Her purse was slung over the back of her bar stool. So when the young men started running out of the restaurant, it took her a moment to realize her bag was gone, too.
In security footage released by the Broward Sheriff’s Office from an Aug. 18 purse snatching at a North Lauderdale Flanigan’s Seafood Bar and Grill, the two men took their loot and dove into a getaway car idling outside.
The driver of the Jeep Liberty sped off before the passenger door was even closed. The four men inside the dark car were gone by the time the woman who lost her purse came outside.
Security footage shows the car arriving around 9:40 p.m. at the restaurant, 5450 N. State Road 7. Four men get out of the car and change seats before two men walk inside. They walk to the restroom and back casually. The only sign of trouble is in the last few feet before the exit. One man grabs the purse and the pair start running.
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Deputies are looking for the men. Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Detective Justin Panza at 954-720-2253. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.