By Isaac Ray
A Lauderhill man was arrested for burglary, sudden snatching, and carrying a concealed firearm after he was caught breaking into numerous cars in Coral Springs, then leading police on a foot chase.
On November 26, Coral Springs Police responded to a call at the 8000 block of NW 40th street about an ongoing robbery investigation. A victim’s phone stolen in a prior robbery had pinged in the area, and officers were dispatched to the scene to investigate.
Officers witnessed Jacari Brown, 22, pulling out a parking lot near the location heading westbound down NW 40th street. According to the report, officers observed a vehicle that had been rummaged through with all the contents of the glove box on the front seat.
They continued to track the stolen phone in Brown’s possession as it traveled to the 9000 block of NW 40th street. There, a witness gave officers an account of seeing Brown attempting to open multiple car doors. As the witness described the events to the officers from her balcony, she spotted Brown and pointed him out to officers, who then gave pursuit.
The report stated Brown attempted to conceal himself within a building, and as officers approached him, he began reaching in the front pocket of his hoodie. The officers then attempted to question Brown, but instead of stopping, he dropped a Smith and Wesson revolver on the ground and ran.
A foot pursuit ensued that took officers across University Drive, through an apartment complex, and across a canal. With the help of neighbors in the area, officers located Brown hiding in the bushes near the 9000 block of NW 42nd court.
Once in custody, it was revealed Brown does not possess a concealed weapons permit and only holds a learner’s permit driver’s license. Brown admitted to possessing the firearm he dropped and driving the vehicle officers observed him operating.
CSPD is still attempting to piece together Brown’s burglary spree timeline and locate all the vehicles he attempted to enter or was successful in breaking into.
Brown, who has been charged for nine different counts, is at the Joseph V. Conte Facility where he is being held with no bond.
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