DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) – Being in the right place at the right time helped Broward Sheriff’s detectives nab a couple of people before they could allegedly burglarize a liquor store.
A sheriff’s office Crime Suppression Team was conducting a surveillance operation at a shopping plaza at 2531 W. Sample Road in Deerfield Beach on Monday morning just when they noticed something suspicious just after midnight.\
A man and woman dressed all in black broke the glass of the vacant Quizno’s next to the Mystical Spirits Wine & Liquor store.
The not-so-subtle thieves were reportedly in the process of cutting a hole into the wall of the business when they got caught.
The detectives called for assistance from a Pompano Beach Crime Suppression Team, and a sheriff’s office SWAT team, which surrounded the business.
As SWAT team members entered through the shattered storefront, the would-be crooks tried to run out the through the back door only to be greeted by sheriff’s officers.
Luis Taveras, 23, and Yeimy Araujo, 22, were nabbed with ski masks over their heads and cutting tools in hand, according to the sheriff’s office.
They face charges of burglary to a business and possession of burglary tools. Araujo also admitted to taking part in an early August burglary to a Metro PCS store in Pompano Beach and was add-charged with burglary and grand theft.
Detectives are now trying to determine in the pair is connected to a dozen or so other similar burglaries in Palm Beach and Broward.