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In Seven Bridges, Rolls Royce Owner Sees Man In Garage, Call Security Instead Of 911

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A bizarre burglary attempt in Seven Bridges wasn’t reported for 35 minutes. A homeowner called security, but not the police.

BY: SEVEN BRIDGES BUREAU | BocaNewsNow.com

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A bizarre situation concerning a potential burglary in the West Delray Beach community of Seven Bridges became even more bizarre after an official police report was provided to BocaNewsNow.com. The potential burglary attempt included a Rolls Royce, a man in a garage, video surveillance, and a more than 30 minute lag time between the time the incident occurred and the time the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was notified.

The incident started around 7:56 a.m. on September 14, 2022 in the 16500 block of Fleur De Lis Way in Seven Bridges. The following is the narrative of the police report filed by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

“(The victim stated) she had just arrived home at around 7:56 hours and parked her vehicle on the street because her driveway was closed due to pressure cleaning. She stated she took her dog inside the residence and upon walking back to her vehicle to retrieve her purse, she noticed a newer model dark colored Nissan parked behind her vehicle. The woman stated that she then heard bushes rattling behind her and as she turned to talk back to her residence, she noticed a skinny unknown male, dressed in all black, wearing a black ski mask and latex gloves standing in her opened garage door. She stated she yelled out ‘what the f–k are you doing?’ at which time the suspect looked at her and took running through the hedges between her residence and her neighbor’s residence and jumped into the passenger’s rear seat of the Nissan. She stated she was able to read the Florida Tag as 398VIU and noticed it was a Nissan Altima.”

“The victim stated at that time she called out to her husband who was upstairs at the time. The woman notified the community security officer immediately and then later notified law enforcement which was at approximately 8:35 hours.”

It was not immediately clear why the homeowner waited nearly 35 minutes to call the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. As BocaNewsNow.com has reported repeatedly, community security officers in country clubs and homeowner association developments have no law enforcement power whatsoever. Many communities have agreements with PBSO that gives Deputies permission to issue tickets for moving violations which means there’s often a deputy nearby. There is no agreement in place for Seven Bridges which means deputies are not traditionally on site.

From the police report: “The victims provided me video surveillance of the incident. On video, it showed a dark colored vehicle parking behind the victim’s vehicle and an unknown male wearing all black exited the vehicle passenger rear of the vehicle. The male then ran up the driveway and then out of camera’s view. Time stamped was 7:59 when the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Fleur De Lis Way, then at 8:00 hours, the vehicle entered camera view where the suspect is seen exiting the vehicle, then running up the driveway. At 8:01 hours, the suspect then entered camera view running towards the vehicle and jumping into the passenger’s rear seat. The vehicle then took off westbound through the community. The male victim stated that he believes his camera system is several minutes delayed.”

“According to the victims, nothing was stolen from their garage, but stated their 2020 Rolls Royce vehicle was parked in the garage.”

The investigation is closed pending further leads, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.

Paul Saperstein

 

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