SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Three men accused of breaking into various homes throughout South Florida, stealing high-end items and shipping them out of the country were arrested and have since made an appearance in court.
Surveillance video from a home along Southwest 87th Court in Southwest Miami-Dade on Nov. 26 shows three men arriving with a backpack full of tools and working to break through an impact window.
Eventually, the men would enter the home and steal more than $5,000 in watches and jewelry.
According to Miami-Dade Police, three young men, consisting of two 20-year-olds and one 22-year-old, were arrested, and two of the suspects are brothers.
Ricardo Gonzalez Diaz, 20, 22-year-old Dario Parra and his brother 20-year-old Nicholas Parra all face charges of grand theft for the Thanksgiving Day burglary.
Police believe the three men are part of a burglary ring that has been hitting homes since 2019 and sending the stolen loot to Chile.
Javier Ferreira, the homeowner, said he got chills when detectives told him the accused burglars were behind bars.
“I was actually kind of happy — not kind of happy — I was really happy, and I was actually kind of shocked because it was kind of like winning a lottery ticket,” he said. “It was like, ‘What are the odds of them catching these guys?’ It was amazing, and I was very, very happy.”
Ferreira credited police for their great work during their investigation, and some of the items stolen from him have been returned.
“I’m kind of glad that we weren’t home because I think the outcome could have been a little different for them or even for us,” he said.
No one was home when the men allegedly burglarized a home along Southwest 62nd Avenue on Dec. 4.
A surveillance camera captured the alleged crooks hopping a fence and breaking into the home before ransacking the residence. They would get away with valuable coins and other items.
The Parra brothers were also charged for the Dec. 4 burglary.
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