Five Suspects Caught After Burglaries: Police

Police say trio may be responsible for burglaries in Kendall, Miramar

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    A police helicopter searches for a burglary suspect in Miami.

    Police took into custody three more suspects at a home on NW 11th Avenue in Miami Wednesday afternoon.

    That brings to five the total number of suspects apprehended after the burglaries of two South Florida stores, according to police.

    Two suspects were taken into custody at 3323 NW 11th Ave. earlier Wednesday and a third was on the run as a perimeter was set up. Officials said the suspects are part of a burglary ring that targeted a Toys R Us store in Kendall on 117th Avenue and Kendall Drive and a GameStop in Miramar.

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    After the Miami-Dade Police SWAT team and vehicles appeared outside the home, officers rushed into it at about 4 p.m. A loud popping noise was heard, and officers emerged with two men and one woman in custody.

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement identified two of those arrested as Andrew Lopez, 34, and Gilberto Pino, 37, who they said stole video game systems, games and consoles from the GameStop at 16383 Miramar Parkway on Tuesday just before midnight.

    The duo allegedly had the stolen merchandise in their vehicle and confessed to additional burglary at the Toys R Us at 8789 SW 117th Avenue, the FDLE said in a statement.

    Both Lopez and Pino were charged with multiple counts of burglary and grand theft, the FDLE said. It was not immediately known whether they have attorneys.

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