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Suspect Brandishes Weapon at LP; Leaves Empty-Handed

An armed man was captured on surveillance video trying to steal about $2,300 worth of items from a Lowe’s store in Oakland Park, Florida, authorities said. The incident occurred at the Lowe’s on Oakland Park Blvd.

According to Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) deputies, the would-be thief entered the store through the garden section and spent about an hour placing items into a shopping cart. Deputies said he then left the store and returned a number of times.

Deputies said the man eventually placed the cart that was filled with about $2,300 worth of lawn and house products near an emergency door exit. When he tried to leave through the alarm-activated door, the store’s loss prevention associate approached him. Deputies said the man then lifted up his shirt to reveal that he had a gun in his waistband.

The loss prevention associate ordered him to leave and he did so, empty-handed, deputies said. Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call BSO Detective Robert Sokol at 954.321.4200. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward Crime Stoppers at 954.493.TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest.   [Source: ABC10 Local News]

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