Roberto Silveira Sanchez, 47, (left) is handcuffed , searched and arrested during a burglary call by Miami police officers Lexy Tejera, center, and Suney Lastra, right, after he was captured inside a Little Havana house.
A neighbor’s sharp eyes and quick action helped Miami police arrest a burglary suspect Monday in Little Havana.
Roberto Silveira Sanchez, 47, was arrested by Miami police officers Lexy Tejera and Suney Lastra. Sanchez was taken into custody inside a house in the 1300 block of Southwest Fifth Street. Another suspect inside escaped before police arrived.
At 10:45 a.m., a neighbor spotted two men break into the home. Arriving officers surrounded the house.
Sanchez was charged with burglary.
"We have seen a lot of break-ins in this area of Little Havana and police and residents have been very alert," Tejera said.
Sanchez was carrying a Cuban passport and a Miami-Dade County Jail ID card from a previous arrest.