Two men and a woman were arrested Tuesday in Weston after detectives from the Broward Sheriff’s Offices foiled their plans to burglarize a home.
“This was not a shot in the dark,” said BSO spokeswoman Dani Moschella. “This was excellent detective work.”
Detectives in BSO’s V.I.P.E.R. Unit, an intelligence-led unit that targets active criminals, had been following the trio and learned of their plans to burglarize the home on the 1400 block of Sunset Way Tuesday.
“They knew what house and when it would be and were able to notify the homeowner before the crime occurred,” said Moschella.
According to BSO, Tiwana Sharice Jackson, 23, of Pompano Beach, walked up to the house Tuesday around noon and knocked on the door. When no one answered Gabriel Soto, 19, of Miami and Brandon Anthony Guerrero, 19, of Coral Gables slipped in through a sliding glass door.
Jackson served as the lookout.
When the trio, who detectives say stole a safe, jewelry and cash, left the house, they were arrested on the spot. Each was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and grand theft.
All three have been arrested before for robbery and burglary, according to BSO. The items will be returned the homeowner.
Anyone with information on burglaries is asked to call 954-321-4796 or report anonymous tips to Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or to www.browardcrimestoppers.org online.