Hialeah

She hid with her baby and called 911. Cops came before the burglars could get away.

Hialeah police arrested and charged three men with burglarizing a Hialeah home with a mother and her 3-month-old child inside on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. From left, Freddy Dilogene, Elijan Harrell and Walter Washington.
Hialeah police arrested and charged three men with burglarizing a Hialeah home with a mother and her 3-month-old child inside on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. From left, Freddy Dilogene, Elijan Harrell and Walter Washington.

When two men knocked on the door of her Hialeah home, the woman grabbed her 3-month-old baby, hid in a room and called police.

“I don’t think anyone comes to visit someone with a ski mask on,” the unidentified woman told WSVN7.

The two men made their way into the house at about 12:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 5300 block of West Fourth Lane, Hialeah police say.

As police arrived, the men took off, running through yards — unaware that surveillance cameras captured their getaway. Police later identified the pair as Elijan Harrell, 23, and Walter Washington, 36.

Police first caught up with Freddy Dilogene, 22, who the department says served as the lookout and was waiting in a getaway car. Dilogene, according to police, was on pre-trial diversion and has had previous run-ins with the law, including grand theft of a vehicle and resisting arrest without violence.

Meanwhile, police set up a perimeter and took Harrell into custody, the department said. Harrell, who is a convicted felon on probation, has a history of arrests ranging from aggravated assault with a firearm to robbery by sudden snatching, according to police.

After an exhaustive search, which included Hialeah’s K-9 Unit, Washington was found, police said. Washington, who was released from jail in December 2017 after serving time for burglary and grand theft, has been arrested in the past on charges of burglary, criminal mischief and carrying a concealed firearm, police said.

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