Two Robbers Caught in the Act Ripping Off Elderly Woman: Police

Two robbery suspects are under arrest after being caught in the act during a multi-agency burglary surveillance sweep according to police.

And their 77-year-old victim says she has a new appreciation for life.

"It's terrible," Dagimar Rocco said, but she said she knows it could have been worse.

The Coral Springs Police BEAR Unit (Burglary Enforcement and Reduction) and Broward Sheriff’s Office Burglary Apprehension Team (BAT) were conducting surveillance on the afternoon of June 28th, when detectives said they noticed Dalequion Everett, 18, of Pembroke Park, and Deandre Miller, 20, of North Lauderdale, circling the parking lot of the Aldi supermarket on North University Drive in Tamarac. Police say Everett exited the vehicle they were in and ripped three gold necklaces off of Rocco.

Rocco and her husband Juan Garcia had just finished grocery shopping.

Police said as Garcia carried the bags to the car, Rocco waited for him to pick her up in front of the store. That's when she said she was attacked and fell to the ground.

BEAR Unit Detectives saw the suspects flee in a four-door gold BMW. Everett and Miller were taken into custody at 901 Commercial Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

Rocco suffered a scrape on her face, a swollen shoulder and bruises to her body.

Police returned the jewelery to Rocco the same same day, shortly after the alleged robbery. Investigators said her three necklaces were found in the BMW.

Both Everett and Miller were arrested on robbery charges. Everett also had an outstanding burglary warrant and Miller is currently on probation for burglary.

Police said the two are also being investigated in relation to multiple vehicle burglaries throughout Broward and Palm Beach County.

If anyone has any information about this case or thinks they may have been victims of Everett and Miller, they should contact Detective Robert Coupe, of the Coral Springs Police Department at 954-344-5759 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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