Crook makes clean getaway after Florida car wash burglary

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – A burglar made a clean getaway after stealing a woman's purse outside an Oakland Park car wash.

The May 14 incident at the Sparkle Clean Car Wash was caught on surveillance cameras.

A woman was vacuuming her car when a black Volkswagen Passat pulls alongside and parks next to her. A man gets out of the Passat and begins to vacuum that vehicle.

The woman walks around to the other side of her car and opens the passenger door to grab a smartphone. After using the phone, she puts it back in the car and leaves the door wide open.

A second later, the man with the Passat reaches into the car and steals the purse.

The man gets back into his car and speeds off.

If you have information on this burglary, please contact BSO Detective Samantha Cottam at 954-202-3131.

If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.