By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 3, 2015 – The Lauderhill Police Department are releasing a montage of pictures of the suspects in last weeks jewelry heist. Police detectives watched security videos from the mall, finally putting together pictures of the suspects. The video of the store owner battering some of the thugs with a pole, can be seen below. Here’s the update from Lauderhill Police:
On Saturday 5-23-15 at approximately 4:00 pm, an unknown male entered the Immanuel Jewelry Store, located at 1315 N. SR7, Lauderhill, FL through the front door. The male brought out a hammer from under his shirt and used it to smash the glass jewelry display boxes at the front of the store. Several additional male suspects rushed into the store and grabbed the jewelry that had been contained in the displays. Store video of the robbery shows that the suspects were wearing masks and gloves. Detectives have retrieved additional pictures of the suspects from Mall security cameras prior to them putting on their masks. The department is asking that anyone with information on this crime to contact Detective Derek Carseni at (954) 497- 4719 or Sergeant Michael Santiago at (954) 497 – 4730, Broward Crime Stoppers – (954) 493 TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous text to TIPS411 (8477411) and enter LPD and information.
Mike Clary, Sun-Sentinel.com, May 29, 2015 – When at least five masked men broke open the jewelry case and began grabbing gold chains, store owner Insuk “Sue” Shimochi said instinct and her feisty nature took over.
She came out swinging.
As security cameras recorded the heist at Immanuel Jewelry in the Lauderhill Mall, Shimochi grabbed a metal rod she kept behind the counter and began to whale on the thieves with a stroke that Marlins’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton might envy.
“Oh, I hit them many times,” said Shimochi, 58. “I didn’t know what I was thinking. I just got to protect my merchandise.”