MIAMI (CBS4) – Miami Police say they have the man responsible for a string of car burglaries in a Little Havana neighborhood
Mitch Gutierrez, 30, is charged with one count of loitering and prowling, 22 counts of unoccupied burglary to a conveyance, nine counts of 3rd degree grand theft and 10 counts of criminal mischief.
He was arrested early Wednesday morning after a patrol officer spotted him peering into cars and trying several door handles to see if any were unlocked, according to the arrest affidavit.
Police say Gutierrez is responsible for breaking into 34 cars, in just two days at four different apartment buildings in and around Little Havana. 8 of the burglaries were reported on Monday morning and 26 were reported Early Tuesday morning at buildings equip with surveillance cameras and signs that read “No Trespassing.”
The video pulled from Monday’s break-ins at 1145 SW 6th street, and Tuesday’s crimes at 624 SW 1st street captured a slim young man, possibly in his early 20s, casually leaping over walls and breaking the windows of parked cars.
Anyone with additional information on these crimes is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.