“We had a problem with the alarm system and the next day we came, it was chaos,” store manager Kenia Torres said.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said surveillance video captured two men using a crowbar to force open the front door.
An hour later, the duo parked a newer model Chevrolet Tahoe in front of the store and entered the business.
Deputies said the thieves first used a flashlight to look around and then turned on the ceiling light.
They left the store with several boxes of merchandise and placed them into the trunk of the Tahoe, authorities said.
“I’m sure they knew what they were looking for, and I am sure they knew the whole place very well,” Torres said.
The store’s owner told detectives nearly $6,500 worth of items were stolen. Torres told Local 10 News reporter Roy Ramos the store sells items, like hats, lighters and other accessories, to convenience stores.
“You have your inventory, you have everything set, and when these things happen, you get everything out of control,” Torres said.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call Detective Taylor Powell at 954-518-0153.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest.