MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One of two people suspected of taking part in a distraction burglary at an elderly Miramar woman’s home has been arrested.
Rachael Demitro, 49, has been charged with burglary, grand theft from a person 65 years old or older, and violation of probation.READ MORE: 120 Opa-locka Residents Return Home After Gas Explosion At Apartment Complex
She and a second suspect are accused of distracting an 81-year-old widow, pretending to be FPL employees, and stealing more than $25,000 worth of jewelry.
Police said one of the suspects posed as an FPL representative and lured the woman to her backyard. Once there, a second suspect distracted her while the other suspect burglarized her home.READ MORE: Police Investigate Double Shooting In NW Miami-Dade
A doorbell camera video captured one of the suspects.
Miramar police said the investigation into the second suspect continues.MORE NEWS: CDC Issues New Covid-19 Guidance For The Holiday Season
Anyone with information on the theft is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (6477).