By Sharon Aron Baron
A Parkland resident is searching for two women who stole over $2,500 from her family’s business.
On Thursday, two women were caught on camera stealing clothing from Fajas Colombianas Forestal Store in Margate, and the family is offering a reward for their identification.
Located at Peppertree Plaza on West Sample Road, the two women entered the store on Thursday at 12:45 p.m. with large purses and wearing heavy clothing.
Daniela Ospina Arroyave, of Heron Bay, said her father, Augusto Ospino asked the women if they needed help, but they refused. He then sat back at the counter and waited for them to ask for assistance, not wanting to get in their personal space. However, the surveillance footage shows the women stuffing merchandise into their clothing and leaving the store without paying.
The women had told Augusto that they would return at 5:30 p.m., which he found suspicious. He decided to view the video surveillance, then called the police, who searched the plaza but could not locate the suspects.
“It’s not fair; it’s a family business,” said Daniela. She added that the store would take more security precautions after this theft.
The family is offering a $500 reward to the person who can identify the women. Contact the Margate Police Department at 954-972-7111.
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- Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.
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