Three boys aged 11, 12 and 13 have been arrested for breaking into a Little Havana house and stealing three bicycles, according to police.
Meanwhile, in Weston, two young men — both 18 — were arrested after allegedly stealing computers and other equipment at elementary schools.
The incidents were not related, but drew media attention partly because in both cases, security cameras captured images of the suspects in action.
The date on a video shown on Telemundo 51 indicated that the Little Havana incident occurred last week at 9:59 a.m. In the video, three kids are shown riding three bikes out of the house. The video also shows what appears to be their arrival, covering their faces with their hands. One boy is shown wearing a windbreaker with the hood over the head.
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The victim, Julia Morena told Telemundo that apparently the young thieves go to the same school. Arrest forms, which did not identify the suspects because they are minors, said the school in question was Shenandoah Middle School.
The Weston burglary occurred on Tuesday morning when a Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) deputy was dispatched to the Eagle Point Elementary School after a silent alarm was detected at the site.
“When I arrived I observed a white small compact vehicle fleeing the parking lot in a reckless manner,” says an arrest form prepared by officer Chad Bailey. “The vehicle was stopped and contact was made with the driver…[Preston Michael] Borges and passenger…[Santiago Sebastian] Rendón.”
Both were then arrested after three laptop computers and an Epson projector were found inside their vehicle bearing school board asset tags still affixed to them, according to arrest forms.
“Both defendants were transported to the district offices where each gave a…confession to burglarizing several portable buildings at Indian Trace Elementary School where they stole three Apple Mac Book computers and they also confessed to burglarizing Eagle Point Elementary School right after that,” the arrest forms said.
The forms said Rendón lives in Weston while Borges is a Miami resident.
Alfonso Chardy: 305-376-3435, @AlfonsoChardy