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Florida Man Accused of Posing as Security Guard to Burglarize Luxury Apartments

Security Guard Impersonator Arrested for Alleged Burglaries in Miami: Cops
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Abdoul Jabbar Woodside arrested after he allegedly dressed up as security guard and broke into people's apartments in Miami, police said.

May 14 2024, Published 2:03 p.m. ET

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A Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly posed as a security guard at a luxury apartment complex and then snuck into and burglarized homes, according to authorities.

Court records obtained by WPLG show that residents at Wynd27 and Wynd28 apartment complexes in Miami had been complaining about a suspicious man lurking in the complex.

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Authorities said Ring doorbell video footage from one apartment at Wynd27 appeared to show Abdoul Jabbar Woodside, 28, going door to door and pulling on the door handles until one would open.

He would then try to get into the apartment, according to police.

One resident told investigators that his wife was cooking when Woodside allegedly came into the apartment and pretended to be a security guard.

Officials said another resident said they were showering on April 7 when they heard a person, who police alleged was Woodside, come inside the apartment.

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The resident later found out their wallet as well as a $600 watch stolen off a table in the home.

Other residents in the building told police they saw Woodside in the hallways wearing an outfit that resembled generic security guard attire, but they knew the building did not have security assigned.

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Woodside was arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including burglary, trespassing, falsely impersonating an officer during the commission of a felony, grand theft, battery.

The suspect was placed under multiple stay-away orders connected with the alleged burglaries and he is due for arraignment on May 29, officials said.

Woodside reportedly has declared indigent status.

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