Video shows a man stealing items from a cosmetics store in Oakland Park and pepper spraying employees

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help to locate a man who robbed a beauty salon in Oakland Park that took about $1,200 worth of merchandise and pepper sprayed employees, authorities said.

According to BSO spokeswoman Claudinne Caro, around 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, detectives responded to a robbery call at a beauty store near the 700 block of East Oakland Park Boulevard.

According to investigators, an employee was standing outside the cosmetics store when a white Kia SUV reversed into the parking space at the store’s entrance.

The man was caught on surveillance video exiting the passenger side of the vehicle. Shortly thereafter, both the clerk and the man entered the store.

After entering the store, CCTV showed the man spraying pepper spray in the face of this clerk and snatching several wigs from the mannequins on the front counter.

The video also shows the man pepper spraying a second employee behind the counter before leaving the store without paying for the items.

Surveillance video shows the man getting on the passenger side of the white SUV before the driver drives away.

Investigators said the man was wearing a black hooded jacket with white lettering on the sleeves. He had a mask on his face, an orange shirt under his jacket and blue pants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact BSO Robbery Unit Detective Mark Copley at 954-321-4738 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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