Pembroke Pines Police have arrested a man in connection with a burglary in which nearly 100 firearms were stolen from a home.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, police said a house in the 10000 block of Northwest 1st Street was burglarized and thieves made off with 96 firearms valued at $60,000.
Police said 19-year-old Jesus Regueiro was seen receiving a container that contained some of those firearms from within the victim's fence line.
A search warrant served later that day at Regueiro's Hollywood home uncovered 55 of those stolen firearms.
Regueiro was arrested Monday and charged with burglary. He's been ordered to be held with no bond. It is unknown whether he has hired an attorney.
Why would the homeowner own so many guns?
"We believe he had the firearms legally and legitimately and he was just victimized. His house was burglarized and the suspects were able to obtain all of those bins of firearms," said Capt. Al Xiques with Pembroke Pines Police.
Police said they don't believe Regueiro targeted the home, but this was just a random, weapon jackpot. They also believe his getaway car was a stolen vehicle.
"There was a second investigation into a second automobile which was located outside the person's residence," said Det. Peggy Smires with Hollywood Police.
Officers responded and with a peek through the window, things started to unravel for Regueiro.
"Through an open window, we could see in plain view, we could see the firearms, which led to the search warrant," Smires said.
Police still need help identifying the second person with Regueiro on the day of the heist, and hopefully that will help recover the 41 guns still on the streets.
"It's very concerning. I mean, those guns can pose a threat to the public if those firearms fall into the wrong hands. It's a great concern to us," Xiques said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.