Miami Beach

Did bad luck and bad skill put these car burglary suspects behind bars?

Two car burglary suspects demonstrated several acts of multi-jurisdiction inepitude, leading to their arrest Tuesday afternoon, according to a Miami Beach arrest report.

Trouble began for Edward Ascencio and Diosbel Dominique — two Miami 19-year-olds — just after midnight Tuesday, when the alleged thieves chose a particular Miami Beach house in the 5300 block of Bay Road to burglarize.

First mistake: They picked a house with a plethora of security cameras, providing almost NFL-level coverage of the property, including placed at excellent angles for getting frontal shots of the criminals.

As the burglary progressed, the twosome tore through the homeowner’s Porsche, Land Rover and Cadillac.

Mistake No. 2: All three of the cars had been washed earlier that day. Now that bit of bad luck wouldn’t have mattered, but...

Goofup Nos. 3 and 4: Neither of the burglars wore gloves. Both had fingerprints already in the criminal records system.

Miami Beach police say the fingerprints led to their names and mugshots in the records system. The mugshots, they say, matched the faces on the surveillance camera footage.

By 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ascencio and Dominique were in custody — after being arrested by Miami police, allegedly while driving a Jeep reported stolen.

They were booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Dominique has an $18,000 bond spread over three counts of car burglary, one count of attempted home burglary, one count of misdemeanor marijuana possession and an outstanding warrant. Ascencio’s $11,500 bond stems from the same burglary charges and resisting an officer without violence.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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