Police in Fort Lauderdale Search for Armed Burglar
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – Last Thursday, a burglar broke into a Lake Ridge townhouse, shot the family dog, attempted to carjack a woman and her daughter, then fired at the woman’s husband before fleeing the scene. The crime unfolded around 9pm in the 1000 block of Northeast 17th Way, according to spokesperson Detective Kathy Collins.
When the burglar broke into the townhouse, he was greeted a Labrador retriever named Jake. After the dog barked and alerted its owner, the burglar shot Jake once in the head, killing him before taking off. Police rush to the home where the shooting occurred, then answered a second call about an armed carjacking nearby.
As he tried to escape, the burglar pushed a mother and her 11-year-old daughter out of their car and tried to drive away in their Ford Mustang. When the woman’s husband opened the front door, the burglar shot at him, but struck a car instead.
Broward County police are for assistance from the public in identifying and tracking down the suspect. No description was available.
Fort Lauderdale police look for burglar who shot dog, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, September 19, 2008
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