MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An arrest has been made in connection to the burglary of two motorcycle shops.
Police say arrested 17-year-old Deon’dre Lane after they caught him riding around Miami Gardens on one of the stolen bikes. Lane is charged with grand theft, burglary and criminal mischief.
The burglaries happened early Monday morning. The manager of Broward Motorsports Fort Lauderdale says five dirt bikes were taken from his shop. Police said it appears the same suspects broke into Dos Reis in Northwest-Dade and stole similar dirt bikes. Both crimes were caught on camera.
Phil Bohi, general manager of Broward Motorsports Fort Lauderdale said he saw the video from Dos Reis.
“It’s obvious it’s the same people they’re wearing the same clothes they’re acting in the same mannerisms,” he said.
Video shows the suspects staking out the Fort Lauderdale store and motioning a pickup truck toward the garage door. The truck slams into the door and the suspects slip in, head straight for the back corner and leave with bikes.
Bohi says he’s sure the suspects have been inside the store before.
“There’s no way anyone could navigate through this dealership – through the maze, the labyrinth of motorcycles, ATVs, that they did and then bring them back out without just creating an absolute ruckus if they hadn’t planned it. It’s almost like they walked it off prior to doing it,” he said.
Bohi said one of the thieves dropped a dirt bike near the store, so he got that bike back as well.
Alexander Ramos owns Dos Reis Motorsports. He told CBS4’s Natalia Zea he believed the thieves steal dirt bikes for themselves. He said they skipped motorcycles worth twice as much to get the dirt bikes they want. He added that he’s sick of being a target.
“Two years and three break-ins, I was disgusted. The work I had to put in to put these doors back up,” he said pointing to garage doors of his building.
He has this message to burglars.
“Please leave my shop alone. That’s it, leave my shop alone.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.