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Police said they busted two Miami men for using women, children and a Porsche to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. NBC 6 South Florida's Myriam Masihy reports on the arrests of Idalberto Arias, Enrique Rodriguez, Denisse Diaz and Cindy Reyes. Resident Martin Alvarez gives his thoughts on the matter.
Two Miami men were busted for using women, children, and fancy cars to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry, police said.
Idalberto Arias, 40, Enrique Rodriguez, 37, used Denisse Diaz, 27, and Cindy Reyes, 23, as lookouts and the women’s 3- and 5-year-old kids as decoys as they drove around in a 2006 blue Porsche Cayenne casing out Miami Beach island homes, The Miami Herald reported.
The foursome would drive through exclusive neighborhoods in the Porsche, and since they had the children with them, they looked like an innocent family, the Herald reported.
But Arias and Rodriguez would break into homes while Diaz and Reyes and the kids would remain in the Porsche, according to police.
After Arias drove onto Palm Island, he and the other suspects cased several high-end homes, left the island, and then returned and cased some more residences, police said in Arias’ arrest affidavit. Police said they arrested the foursome after they broke into a home on Palm Avenue.
“I think it's a shame the example that they are giving the youth, leading them into that bad atmosphere, and really we just don't really know who is good and who is bad,” concerned resident Martin Alvarez said.
Rodriguez faces charges of burglary and criminal mischief under $1,000. His bond was set at $13,500 but he is being held on an immigration hold, according to online Miami-Dade Corrections records.
Arias faces two counts of burglary, one of criminal mischief under $1,000 and one of third-degree grand theft. His bond was set at $31,000 and he is also being held on an immigration hold, corrections records show.
Diaz and Reyes both charges of burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a child are being held on $13,500 bond, according to corrections records.
It was not immediately known whether the suspects have attorneys.