4 men busted breaking into car accused in string of vehicle burglaries, Ocala police say

Car burglaries investigated in at least 3 Florida counties

Police: Three men arrested after car burglaries in multiple Florida counties
Police: Three men arrested after car burglaries in multiple Florida counties (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

OCALA, Fla. – Four men face charges after breaking into cars in at least three counties and making off with more than $100,000, according to Ocala police.

Officers arrested three of the men as they were breaking into a vehicle in Ocala, according to a Facebook from the department.

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Investigators said the men have broken into cars in other Florida counties. The accused crooks would watch people leaving banks with cash, then follow them to a second location and break into their car after the victim walked into a store, according to the post.

Money stolen during car burglaries in multiple counties (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Juan Carlos Usman Bahamon, 39, is facing a burglary conveyance charge and a resisting without violence charge.

Carlos Alberto Patino, 25, is facing a burglary conveyance charge and a resisting without violence charge.

Andrews F Pena Lopez, 33, is facing a burglary conveyance charge, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer charge, grand theft charge and resisting with violence charge.

Jose Julian Saaverda Urrea, 44, is facing a burglary conveyance charge and a resisting without violence charge.

Police said deputies with the Marion County, Osceola County and Hillsborough County Sheriffs’ Offices have been investigating these crimes.


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