Broward detectives are on the hunt for two armed robbers with an unusual method of breaking in to cash advance businesses across Broward County.
Authorities said the two man team of armed robbers cut holes in the roofs of cash advance businesses and surprised the employees at gunpoint and to rob the stores.
Sunrise Police, Lauderhill Police and the Broward Sheriff’s Office are all pitching in to find the culprits.
BSO says beginning on Sept. 24, the two men terrorized employees of six money lending stores throughout Broward County.
“We’re very worried that these guys are getting more brazen and more violent,” said BSO spokesperson Dani Moschella.
BSO released surveillance footage Friday that captured the men as they forced an employee to crawl on the floor at gunpoint on Nov. 8 in Lauderhill. The video shows them pulling the employee from work station to work station forcing him to open safes so they could steal large sums of money.
In another incident on Nov. 22, they surprised two women working at one of the stores in Sunrise. One of the women was pregnant and had to be treated for non-life threatening injuries she got during the robbery.
In another incident, according to a BSO incident report, one of the men told a female employee, “Give me the money or I will kill you.”
Investigators want the men caught.
“The robbers terrorize these employees,” Moschella said. “These are very scary crimes. We certainly don’t want to see anyone else exposed to robbers like this.”
The duo has also robbed money lending stores in Oakland Park, Tamarac, Dania Beach, Lauderhill, Sunrise and North Lauderdale.
A $3,000 reward is available for any information leading to an arrest.
Anyone with information is urged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493- TIPS.
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