Woman held at gunpoint, tied up during home-invasion robbery in Tamarac

Surveillance video shows gunmen, accomplice sought by detectives
Posted at 4:58 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 16:59:18-04

TAMARAC, Fla. — Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a home-invasion robbery that was caught on camera Monday morning in Tamarac.

The incident occurred about 9 a.m. while the woman was leaving her home.

Surveillance video released Wednesday shows the woman getting into her sport utility vehicle when two armed men dressed in all black step out of a waiting Lexus SUV and run up to her from behind.

BSO spokesman Gerdy St. Louis said the gunmen forced her inside her home and then tied her up.

Surveillance video from inside the home shows the gunmen rummaging through the woman's belongings.

Surveillance video of masked gunmen ransacking Tamarac home
Surveillance video shows the two masked gunmen ransacking the Tamarac woman's home after tying her up.

During the incursion, another woman approached the home, opened the door and said something in Creole. Ring video shows the woman wiping the handle with her shirt before returning to the getaway vehicle.

All three culprits left a short time later, getting away with about $2,700 worth of items.

Ring surveillance video shows woman using shirt to wipe handle of front door during Tamarac home invasion
Ring video shows a woman using her shirt to wipe the handle of the front door of the Tamarac home during the incident.

Detectives said both men appeared to be wearing shiny plastic skull masks.

Anyone with information about the trio is asked to call BSO detectives at (954) 321-4547 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.