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TEEN THIEVES ARRESTED FOR BURGLARIZING UNLOCKED CARS

BSO Case Number: 08-1404-000545, 08-1404-000569
PIO Number: 14-4-13a
Date: April 7 & 8, 2014
Time: 9:30 p.m. to 4:40 a.m.
Place of Occurrence: 400 block of Ranch Road and 300 block of Fairway Circle, Weston
Jurisdiction: Weston

Victim(s):

  • Various

Suspects: 

  • Flavio Cardoza, 18, 3/9/96, male, 601 S.W. 135 Terr., Davie (IN CUSTODY)
  • Juvenile, male, 15, Davie (IN CUSTODY)
  • Juvenile, male, 16, Davie (IN CUSTODY)
  • Juvenile, male, 16, Davie (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested four teenagers for burglarizing more than 100 unlocked vehicles in four different cities. The thieves, who stole three guns, are now facing felony charges.

For months, residents of Weston, Sunrise, Plantation and Davie have been targeted by burglars stealing from unlocked cars. The four thieves went from city to city on bikes and skateboards in the middle of the night looking for unlocked cars. They rummaged through the vehicles, choosing objects they could easily carry. On the night of April 7, they stole three handguns among their usual take of jewelry, electronics and cash.

On April 14, Broward Sheriff’s Office Weston deputies responded to reports of a burglary near the 16000 block of La Costa Way. When deputies arrived, the suspects ran from the scene and began to drop their stolen items. Deputies established a perimeter and the BSO K-9 unit apprehend one of the burglars. The following day detectives were able to identify and arrest the other three burglars.

Flavio Cardoza and three juvenile males admitted to 100 car burglaries. Detectives were able to recover several stolen items including one of the three stolen guns. The four high school students are facing multiple felony charges for burglary, grand theft, grand theft of a firearm and dealing in stolen property.

** Media Note: Surveillance video is available for download at www.sheriff.org.

INVESTIGATORS: BSO Det. Rengifo, D8/CID 
THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter/PIO 4/15/14 1600

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