In January, Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary Sgt. Robert Pollack was on Limited Scope Patrol when he was advised by two men that a man riding a bicycle had stolen $15 to $20 of their tip money from a local store. After giving Sgt. Pollack a description of the clothes the suspect was wearing, he searched the immediate area and approximately two blocks away he observed the suspect and approached him. The suspect denied any involvement with the two victims. Sgt. Pollack notified the Lake Worth Communications center to have a deputy from the Sheriff’s Office respond to the scene. Both of the victims arrived and positively identified the suspect as the person who stole their money. When Sgt. Pollack asked the suspect for identification, he stated he did not have any; however, he produced a Notice to Appear which was issued to him less than an hour previous to this incident by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for the theft of several items from another local business. Further investigation revealed the suspect had stolen $56 worth of products from a pet store. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrived, took the suspect into custody and transported him to jail.
Sgt. Robert Pollack has been with the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary for six years and is one of the most active members in the Davie District. His quick response stopped a continuing series of thefts.