Armed robbers sought out a check-cashing store last Thursday — allegedly dressed in drag.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office released a statement last week claiming two men dressed up as women robbed Sam’s Subs and Check Cashing in Pompano Beach.
Police responded to the armed robbery report just after 8:30 a.m. that Thursday. Deputies claimed the robbers forced employees to the back of the shop.
“(They) had dresses on, they had wigs,” the shop owner told ABC 10. “They had base makeup, foundation. From what my employees told me, they looked like women.”
Detectives believe they are the same duo that targeted Class Jewelers in Deerfield Beach the week before.
“The men lured the two female employees to the sales floor under the guise of looking for a wedding ring,” The BSO stated about the March 3 jewelry store armed robbery. “One of the robbers brandished a gun, and suddenly both men jumped over the counter and cornered the two women. They forced the employees to the back room and commenced ransacking the display cases.”
The men allegedly took hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, the jewelry store owner told ABC 10.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact BSO’s Detective David Agusti at 954-321-4332 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 for an anonymous report.