David Kirkwood charged with stealing beer and steaks from South Florida Publix stores

BSO: Kirkwood hit five stores recently

WESTON, Fla. - The Broward County Sheriff's Office says that it has arrested a man who has not been deterred by the high price of steak and beer.

Deputies say that they arrested David Wayne Kirkwood around two a.m. Thursday. 

Kirkwood, according to BSO, has an extensive criminal history and was wanted for a series of thefts of beer and steaks from Publix stores throughout the county.

Deputies say Kirkwood now faces five new charges and a bond of several thousand dollars.

A BSO deputy spotted Kirkwood's car at the Seminole Indian Truck Stop from information listed on a BOLO issued by BSO.

Deputies say that five times in the last few weeks Kirkwood had targeted Publix grocery stores in the city of Weston.

They say each time he stole more than $100 worth of cases of beer and packages of meat. He was also wanted for similar thefts in Plantation, Davie and Cooper City according to deputies.

Kirkwood according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office has a criminal history dating back to 2002, which includes charges for battery, cocaine possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, burglary, burglary of an occupied dwelling, grand theft and violation of probation.

Kirkwood is now facing five charges for petit theft and is being held on $3,750 bond.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact BSO Detective Michael Kravecz at 954-659-3531 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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