Police on Friday displayed piles upon piles of goods they said they recovered in a high-profile burglary case. Miami-Dade Police Det. Josh Klurman and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Tracey Maurer spoke about the case.
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.
They used women, children and fancy cars to steal jewelry worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to police. The stolen items shown Friday were found at the home of one of the suspects, police said.
“Our goal today is to show the property that we’ve recovered and hopefully identify multiple victims or people who have their house actually broken into,” Miami-Dade Police Det. Josh Klurman said.
The burglars would use high-end vehicles to blend into expensive neighborhoods. In the Palm Island incident they were driving a Porsche Cayenne, and in another instance a BMW, said Tracey Maurer, a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
They would then approach people’s homes so surrounding neighbors wouldn’t suspect a thing.
“Some of the residences that we’re familiar with, definitely the high-end cars would blend into the neighborhood, yes,” Klurman said.
Not only did they use fancy cars, but women and children to make them look like a family out taking a drive, according to police.
“You always want to be aware of vehicles that don’t belong in your neighborhood, that you’ve never seen before,” Maurer said. “A vehicle parks in front of a house out there for 10 minutes you know it’s not your neighbor, you just want to be aware of your surroundings.”
Both suspects have bonded out of jail since their arrest. Arias is due in court Oct. 16 but does not have a defense attorney listed for his case in online Miami-Dade court records. Pena Rodriguez is due in court Oct. 25 and is represented by Lawrence Besser, the records say.
All of the recovered property is being held at Miami-Dade Police Department’s Kendall Station. If you are a victim of a burglary and believe that you have identified some of your property, call the Kendall Station at 305-279-6929.