Three Miami-Dade men have been charged with stealing information from a Key Largo auto-parts business.
Amaury Medero, 40, Leandry Parada-Martinez, 20, and Manuel Parada, 40, were arrested Monday.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses at Advanced Discount Auto Zone saw two of the men tampering with a computer behind the front counter. They then ran into a waiting car and took off, nearly hitting a store employee along the way.
After getting a bulletin, Keys Deputy E. B. Askins spotted the Dodge Durango and stopped the men at mile marker 104, the sheriff’s office said. A deputy dispatched to the auto-parts store then radioed Askins to look for a device the man allegedly had used o suck up data from the business computer.
Askins found a purple box nearby, apparently thrown from the Dodge.
All three men were booked into Monroe County Jail. Medero was charged with accessing a computer without permission from the owner, possession of a fake credit card, use of a fake credit card, tampering with evidence and aggravated assault. Parada was charged with being a principle to the crimes and aggravated assault. Parada-Martinez was charged with being a principle.