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Amanda Batchelor, Digital Executive Producer
Joseph Ojo, Reporter
Amanda Batchelor, Digital Executive Producer
Joseph Ojo, Reporter
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a stolen car plowed into a gun range early Friday morning in Pompano Beach.
The crash occurred around 2:50 a.m. at Declaration Defense in the 1300 block of Southwest First Court.
Video taken at the scene shows a major mess left behind as it appears the vehicle made it all the way into the building. Glass could be seen scattered about, along with what appeared to be boxes of ammunition and other debris.
According to authorities, a deputy who was on patrol in the area called in the crash and a perimeter was established around the building.
“During the investigation, deputies learned the unoccupied vehicle was a stolen car used to break into the establishment and that several items had been stolen,” a BSO spokesperson said in an email.
An employee at the gun range told Local 10 News that there is likely some structural damage to the inside of the business.
“I think this is kind of ridiculous, what happened here, you know, but I’m pretty surprised,” a patron named Sean told Local 10 before leaving due to the temporary closure. “I’m sorry to hear that it got broken into and stuff. I hope they get things together and get it going.”
Employees are now working to clean up the mess left behind.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
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Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.
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