An orange monster truck that belongs to a South Florida events promoter was broken into and equipment valued at more than $80,000 was stolen, the Broward Sheriff's Office says.
"We're completely shut down right now because the truck we use for community events is out of service," said Mike Mobile, the radio and sports marketer known as Mobile Mike. "It's very sad."
Investigators say that around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts were seen on surveillance video at 1940 Tigertail Blvd. in Dania Beach, inside an industrial park west of Interstate 95.
Video recorded a light-colored car at the scene with its brake lights on the whole time, which deputies said indicates someone was acting as a lookout or getaway driver, according to a BSO report.
At one point, a man is seen on top of a 14-foot-high truck that belongs to Mobile Mike Media Group. He removed a satellite system off the roof and handed it to another man, BSO said.
For about 15 minutes, they took components that Mobile says were custom ordered and included broadcast equipment, microphones, speakers, radio and DJ gear, all worth up to $100,000.
"They cleaned us out!" Mobile said. "There was a lot of equipment in that truck."
The burglars appeared to be wearing gloves. One wore denim shorts and was seen rubbing his leg on top of the truck's roll bar, BSO said.
"They got DNA," Mobile said. "BSO is all over this thing, they've been tremendous. The only good thing out of this is hearing from people in the community and other businesses who have offered help."
The promoter, who has helped raise funds for fallen officers and other causes, said, "We hope to be back in business in 45 days."
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