By Kevin Deutsch
Call him the Red Bull Bandit.
Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland District MPs are investigating two recent thefts of Red Bull beverage cases from a North State Road 7 store, one on September 1 and the other on September 9.
In the first case, an unidentified man walked into the Parkland business – whose address was not disclosed by BSO – and stole several cases of Red Bull without paying. He left in a vehicle before the deputies arrived, getting away with an estimated $ 938 worth of the expensive energy drink, the deputies said.
The second theft occurred on September 9 when a person wearing a mask walked into the same store and used a hand truck to pull out 11 cases of Red Bull, estimated to be worth $ 385, MPs said.
The culprit loaded the drinks into a U-Haul van and drove off.
“As of yet, no arrests have been made and detectives are investigating whether the same person (s) are responsible for both thefts,” said Carey Codd, senior public information officer for BSO.
Anyone with information is urged to call BSO’s Parkland District at 954-753-5050 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
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Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning criminal journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has served on staff for the Miami Herald, the New York Daily News, and the Palm Beach Post.