FDLE busts burglary ring that targeted Naples
FOX 4 Staff
MIAMI, Fla. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says it made six arrests in connection with a burglary that targeted affluent neighborhoods in Miami, Miami Beach and Naples.
FDLE spent a year and a half investigating more than 30 burglaries in Collier and Miami-Dade counties.
The investigation led them to the owner of Treasure Chest Jewelers of Miami. FDLE says the owner, Nancy Aguilar, 42, along with her husband, Salvador Aguilar, 38, and her brother, Idalberto Arias, 41, all from Miami, organized a burglary ring to steal jewelry and cash.
Treasure Chest Jewelers profited at least $2.1 million dollars by selling the stolen jewelry to be melted down. The suspects allegedly used expensive vehicles to blend into affluent neighborhoods, where they would burglarize homes during the day.
FDLE worked in conjunction with Collier County Sheriff's Office, Naples, Miami-Dade, Miami Beach, Coral Gables and Doral police departments to investigate the burglaries.
Nancy and Salvador Aguilar and Idalberto Arias were arrested on charges of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, managing or dealing in stolen property and conspiracy to deal in stolen property. Arias was also charged with conspiracy to commit burglary of a dwelling.
Enrique Pena, 38, Cindy Reyes, 24, and Denisse Diaz, 28, all from Miami were also arrested on charges of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and conspiracy to commit burglary of a dwelling.
Pena was also charged with managing or dealing in stolen property and conspiracy to deal in stolen property. Reyes and Diaz face additional charges of conspiracy to deal in stolen property.