MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Attorney General Pam Bondi arrested eight South Florida residents for their part in a high-end burglary ring.
FDLE said the arrests were the culmination of a two year investigation of burglars who targeted jewelry stores and pawn shops by cutting holes in the roof, disabling alarms and surveillance system and using torches to get into safes.READ MORE: Survey: Working From Home Yields Positive Effect On Finances, Time With Family, More Sleep
Law enforcement believes the group stole roughly $6 million in jewelry.READ MORE: Florida’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Expanded To 10 Days, Starts July 31
Those arrested included: Miami residents Jose Betancourt, 43, and Tony Sanchez, 26; Miami Gardens residents Yenier Cardentey, 31, and Maykel Roque, 27; Yaubri Suarez, 30, of Hialeah; Juan Collado-Miranda, 44, of Coral Gables; Juan Manresa-Leyva, 41, of Hollywood; and Abelardo Pena-Cardentey of Fort Lauderdale.
All face charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering.MORE NEWS: Could College Athletes Profit from Adult Entertainment?
In addition, FDLE reported it has an open warrant for Osvaldo Cruz, 40, of Hialeah Gardens for the same crimes. If you have information about Cruz’s whereabouts, contact your local police department.