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Police looking for man after Pembroke Pines restaurant break-in

Pembroke Pines Police released footage Wednesday of a man they say stole from a local restaurant.
Pembroke Pines Police released footage Wednesday of a man they say stole from a local restaurant.

Pembroke Pines police released surveillance footage Wednesday of a man they say stole more than $1,000 from a local restaurant in April.

The footage shows a man smashing through a door at La Brasa Rotisserie & Grill, 295 N. University Dr., with some kind of tool just after 4 a.m. April 25, before circling the restaurant’s counter and entering the freezer. He then walked into the rear office, forced the door open and took the cash register. The drawer had about $1,094, according to a police report.

Almost two hours later, police were called to 1000 N. University Dr. after a man found the black cash register drawer on the sidewalk on the east side of North University Drive, according to the report. Credit card receipts were scattered nearby.

One of the restaurant owners told police he never received a phone call from the alarm company and the alarm system was still armed, despite the man smashing the door, according to the report. He also found blood and a broken silver bracelet, which matched the one the man was wearing when he entered the restaurant. When the man left the building, the bracelet was missing, according to the report.

Police say the burglar is in his 30s and was wearing a dark shirt and shorts. Anyone with information can contact Pembroke Pines detectives at 954-435-6563.

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