Broward County

Pair Accused of Stealing Mail, Ballots From Mailboxes in Lighthouse Point

Vladimir Cuevas, 20, and Junior Cabral, 28, were arrested Wednesday on multiple charges

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Two Miami-Dade men are accused of stealing mail and ballots from mailboxes in Lighthouse Point.

Vladimir Cuevas, 20, and Junior Cabral, 28, were arrested Wednesday on multiple charges including stealing, moving or altering a ballot box, fraud and petty theft, jail records showed.

Investigators said the pair were arrested after they were spotted at the drive-thru mailboxes at the Lighthouse Point Post Office around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday.

An officer who noticed their car sitting next to the mailboxes for an unusual amount of time stopped them. In their possession was a homemade device utilized to extract pieces of mail from the mailboxes, numerous pieces of stolen mail, along with two election ballots, Lighthouse Point Police officials said.

Police said the incident remains under investigation in con junction with the U.S> Postal Inspection Service. The Supervisor of Elections for Broward County and FBI have also been notified of the incident, officials said.

Cuevas and Cabral, who are from Opa-locka, remained held on $3,025 bond each Thursday, Broward County jail records showed.

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