Bragging burglary suspects nabbed after showing off stolen goods in video
Teens leave video of plundered treasures behind in stolen car after crash
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Four teenagers were arrested after they made a video of themselves counting stolen cash, wearing stolen jewelry and sitting in a stolen car, a Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Monday.
The teens -- identified as Jaynell Justin, 16, of Oakland Park; Amos Marc, 17, of Oakland Park; Lamonte Scott, 16, of Oakland Park; and Machel Stevens, 18, of Fort Lauderdale -- left the stolen items in the stolen car after getting into a crash in Fort Lauderdale, BSO spokeswoman Dani Moschella said.
Among the stolen items that police found in the car was the camcorder that the teens used to record the nearly three-minute long video, Moschella said.
Fort Lauderdale police tracked the stolen items to residential burglaries in Boca Raton and Oakland Park. When BSO detectives saw the video, they recognized each bragging burglary suspect, Moschella said.
The teens were arrested on charges of burglary and grand theft.
Detectives believe the teens have committed at least 25 residential burglaries in Oakland Park, as well as stealing and burglarizing cars.
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