BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Two men have been charged in connection with a bizarre series of burglaries throughout Suburban Boca Raton, including theft of Max the Dog, a small Yorkie.
According to the police report and affidavit of probable cause:
PBSO District 7 road patrol deputies responded to 18839 Caspian Circle in reference to a residential burglary.The victims reported seeing a black male knocking at the front door to the residence. The victim did not answer the door. Moments later the victim reported hearing the screen patio door close. Upon looking through the blinds she observed the same subject who was knocking at the front door now standing in the screened in rear pool enclosure. The subject upon realizing that the resident was home fled on foot in a southbound direction. The victim further observed the subject continue running southbound on Caspian Circle and slow down while passing a 2 door black in color Infinity G35.
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While on scene conducting the burglary investigation, PBSO dispatch advised that a resident was calling from 10822 Cypress Bend Drive, which was approximately two miles west of 18839 Caspian Circle. The resident advised that a black male subject was knocking at his front door and acted surprised when he had answered the door. The caller advised that subject was black male approximately 18 years old, 6 foot, with large diamond earrings. He was wearing a long sleeved multi colored shirt with blue jeans with a red baseball cap. The description given by the caller was the same description given by the victim in the above case. While units responded to 10822 Cypress Drive they observed a black 2 door Infiniti parked at 10551 Lakes of Boca Raton Drive. As units approached the vehicle, the driver attempted to reverse from his parking space but was unable due to PBSO marked units blocking it in. The driver was later identified as Rickardo Stephens (def #1). When units removed Stephens from the vehicle they observed a laptop computer, a Xbox 360, and a small Yorkie dog.
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PBSO Road Patrol units set up a perimeter and quickly detained a black male subject later identified as XXXXX. The victims from 18839 Caspian Circle responded to the scene and immediately identified XXXX as the individual who was in their screened in pool enclosure. Both victims later identified the black Infiniti G35 as the same vehicle observed in front of their residence.
Upon inventory of the suspect vehicle, we were later able identify that the property and dog which belonged to the residents of 9267 Lake Serena Drive. PBSO road patrol units responded to address and discovered forced entry to a sliding glass door located to the rear of the residence. Upon making entry into the residence, PBSO units discovered that the master bedroom was ransacked. The victim responded home and verified the burglary and that her dog “Max” was missing.
The victim later responded to District 7 substation, 17901 SR-7 Boca Raton at which time they identified the Dell Laptop, jewelry, Xbox 360, and Max as being theirs. The total numeric value of items removed from the victim is valued at $6,ooo dollars.
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