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Police search for suspected mango thieves caught on camera

Posted at 5:39 PM, Jun 07, 2016

For 10 years, Albert Cacace and his wife cared for and cultivated a mango tree in their front yard.

“This is the first crop we had after watering it, fertilizing it,” explained Cacace. “My wife was all excited.”
 
That changed Friday afternoon. That’s when Albert says his surveillance cameras captured a man and woman ripping off 20 unripened mangoes just feet from his front door. 
 
“At first I'm thinking, 'Well, it's just fruit, why am I so upset about it?' ” said Cacace. “I felt violated.”
 
Albert says his cameras also recorded a white Jeep in front of his Boca Raton home.
 
“I didn't expect a car to pull up, drop off two people, come out ready with bags,” said Cacace. “I think they were doing this all over the neighborhood.”
 
Albert posted the video on the Boca Raton Police Department’s Facebook page hoping someone spots the couple.
 
“Today you really can't get away with much without appearing on camera,” said Cacace.
 
He said honesty would have went much further with him.
 
“If they had knocked on the door and said, 'you got some nice mangoes can we have a couple?' I would have gladly handed it to them,” said Cacace.
 
Police say this is an open investigation. If caught, the suspects face a charge of stealing, a misdemeanor.