Broward County

3 men nabbed in drug store robbery ring

For nearly a year, three men were part of a ring that broke into more than 40 drug stores across Miami-Dade and Broward counties and stole prescription drugs including morphine, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

After a three-week investigation, BSO announced Wednesday that the spree has been stopped.

Just after 4 a.m. Wednesday, two of the three men were nabbed immediately after breaking into a Miami Gardens Walgreens, 18300 NW 37 Ave. The third man was arrested later in North Bay Village.

Those arrested were: Darrish Martin, 24, of Miami; Bryan Pitter, 26, of Miramar; and Alonzo Hinson, 24, of Opa-locka. Charges are pending.

The surveillance, which spanned Broward and Miami-Dade counties, was led by BSO's Burglary Apprehension Team Task Force and included help from BSO's Cooper City, Miami-Dade, Miami Gardens, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.

One of the men admitted to being involved in at least a dozen store burglaries, BSO said. The men could face additional charges as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Valerie Devlin at 954-831-8971 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS(8477).

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff