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Thieves Linked to More Than 100 Car Burglaries in South Florida: BSO

A pair of crooks responsible for dozens of car burglaries in South Florida have been arrested, authorities said.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said the thieves have been linked to 40 car burglaries in Pembroke Park and 64 in Pembroke Pines.

Just before 3:30 a.m. April 29, a deputy saw two males, Isaac Destin, 18, and a 17-year-old, putting various items into a gray Nissan Rogue in the parking lot of La Estancia Townhomes in Pembroke Park.

Destin matched the description of an unidentified suspect captured by security cameras on April 7 allegedly burglarizing a victim's car at an apartment complex in the 3700 block of Southwest 48th Avenue in Pembroke Park.

The deputy approached the two suspects and noticed a 12-gauge pistol grip shotgun, a revolver and an AK-47 drum magazine in the car and in plain view. There was also a large amount of cash on the front seat of the car, according to BSO.

The pistol grip shotgun had been reported stolen earlier in the night from a car in Pembroke Pines.

BSO said a search of the suspect's residence revealed cash, narcotics and numerous stolen items that were successfully tied to various open cases. Detectives also recovered an additional loaded firearm, reported stolen out of Pembroke Pines.

Destin faces 23 charges including grand theft of a firearm, burglary, petit theft criminal mischief, grand theft and possession of cannabis.

The 17-year-old male was charged with grand theft of a firearm.

BSO said both suspects are likely to face additional charges as the investigation continues. It's unknown whether they have attorneys.

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