Suspects Arrested in $2 Million Luxury Vehicles Burglary Spree
Tafari Ron Clauziel and Jamariel Cornealius Johnson. {BSO}

By Ryan Yousefi

Two suspects responsible for a high-profile burglary in Parkland have been apprehended and arrested by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

The robbery resulted in the theft of luxury vehicles and personal belongings valued at approximately $2 million at the undisclosed address.

A nearly two-week investigation by BSO into the break-in led to the capture of two men, Tafari Ron Clauziel, 21, of North Lauderdale, and Jamariel Cornealius Johnson, 21, of Lauderdale Lakes, deputies.

This came after a high-speed chase that capped days of deputies reviewing various tips, surveillance footage, and critical evidence uncovered by law enforcement.

On June 2, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the men entered the Parkland home by using a hammer to smash a glass door window to gain entry. The ordeal was caught on multiple surveillance cameras throughout the home — crucial in identifying Clauziel and Johnson.

Once inside, the men ransacked the home, stealing various bags, clothing, and the victim’s cars through multiple entries throughout the night, according to the police report.

During the robbery, the men, one brandishing a handgun, were seen on surveillance footage discovering a bowl of vehicle keys which granted them access to the residence’s two garages housing five high-end vehicles: a 2020 Lamborghini Urus, 2022 Ferrari F9, 2021 Mercedes AMG GT, 2022 Mercedes Maybach, and a 2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat. 

After some time rummaging around the home, both men, and an unnamed third accomplice, were observed on the surveillance footage stuffing the victim’s vehicles full of stolen items, entering the Lamborghini Urus, and fleeing the scene.

The arrest reports show one of the men regrouped at the RaceTrac gas station at Northwest 33rd Avenue in Lauderdale Lakes. At the same time, another arrived as a passenger in the stolen Dodge Charger.

One of the men can be seen on gas station surveillance footage entering the store to purchase items while still wearing the same clothing and mask in the robbery footage. He was seen exiting the store and leaving as a passenger in another vehicle stolen from the victim, a Mercedes GTS, according to police.

Later that morning, at around 5:45 a.m., one of the men returned to the Parkland home and was seen again on surveillance cameras entering the second garage.

Wearing the same attire as he did during the first robbery, the man drove away in the victim’s Ferrari F9. 

Records indicate BSO attempted to make a traffic stop after he fled at a high rate of speed. However, he evaded capture, even after air surveillance was called in to assist with locating him. 

Through extensive investigative efforts, detectives from the Broward Sheriff’s Office ultimately identified Clauziel and Johnson as potential suspects and began screening the areas of their known whereabouts. 

On June 14, BSO located Clauziel driving a Honda Civic near the 2500 block of West Commercial Boulevard in Tamarac. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but he fled. They continued their pursuit, stopped the Civic, and eventually apprehended Clauziel without incident.

During subsequent questioning, Clauziel confessed to the robbery. Throughout, he explained to deputies many things they already had seen in surveillance footage of the crime, including details that the men had entered the home through a window on a second-floor balcony they smashed with a hammer. 

Clauziel also admitted to deputies that the men had been armed during the burglary, which, as with many comments he made during his interview, was also corroborated by the surveillance video.

After his confession, Clauziel was transported to the Broward County Main Jail.

Implicated in the crimes, Johnson himself was later also captured at a residence near the 2800 block of Somerset Drive in Lauderdale Lakes.

Upon interview, Johnson admitted to having been behind the wheel of the Ferrari that fled BSO on the night of the burglary, telling deputies he abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot to allude helicopters on the scene.

After his interview, Johnson was transported to the Broward County Main Jail.

As of June 20, the bond for Clauziel is set at $40,000 and $30,000 for Johnson.

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Ryan Yousefi
Ryan Yousefi
Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
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