It took a pair of would-be burglars 15 minutes to realize that despite their best efforts, they weren’t going to break hurricane-impact windows and gain entry to a Parkland home, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
The pair were wearing hooded sweatshirts and gloves when they were caught on home surveillance about 9:45 p.m. April 1 going into the backyard of the Parkland home.
They used a crowbar to open one door, deputies said. After several minutes of futile attempts, they struck the glass of another door with the crowbar, deputies said.
Though the glass was cracked slightly, the would-be burglars made no progress on making entry, deputies said.
In a last attempt, they moved to a set of double doors, where they spent nine more minutes trying to work the latch with the crowbar, to no avail, deputies said.
It appears that something spooked them, and they ran off.
Anyone with information about the burglary attempt is asked to contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.