Three men from Miramar and one from Miami were arrested over the weekend by the Broward Sheriff's Office after detectives said they are responsible for dozens of burglaries across Broward County.
Broward Sheriff’s Office Weston District Criminal Investigations Unit, Burglary Apprehension Team (BAT) detectives and Weston detectives took part in a four-day surveillance operation that ended in the arrests of: Dontowan Owens, 26, of Miramar; Anthony Myers, 26, of Miami, Roshan Brown, 25, of Miramar and Jamar Lewis, 24 of Miramar.
According to BSO, detectives saw the men going to different neighborhoods, looking for expensive homes, to scoop out potential targets.
While under surveillance, the men committed two burglaries in Coral Springs, BSO said. They were arrested at about 2 a.m. Saturday.
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Detectives approached the four men near 6001 Coral Ridge Drive and the men — who, according to BSO, had a crow bar, gloves and screwdrivers in their car as well as the expensive jewelry that had just stolen — were arrested.
All four men have lengthy arrest records. Owens, who is listed as a violent offender, is currently on felony probation for grand theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Myers has a long history of burglary of unoccupied structures, grand theft, grand theft auto and larceny and has several felony convictions. Brown has a history of burglaries and strong armed robbery with a weapon and Lewis is currently on probation for burglary of an occupied dwelling and grand theft.