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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Police report; from Police Commander Morales

On Wednesday, November 20, at 4 pm, the pictured offender, Carlos Garcia, entered the Victoria's Secret at CocoWalk and stated to the clerk that he had a gun and demanded money. The offender took the cash and fled the scene prior to the arrival of responding officers.

At 10:30 pm,  Garcia entered the Quick Mart located in the 3100 block of Grand Avenue and told the clerk he had  a gun and demanded money. The clerk noticed the defendant did not appear to be armed and told him to leave the store as he called 911. The offender was departing the store and confronted an elderly female sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot. The offender told the victim he had a gun and reached inside her car and took her purse. The offender fled the scene prior to the arrival of responding officers.

At 11:30 pm, the Garcia entered the Walgreens in the 3600 block of S. Dixie Hwy. and advised the clerk he had a gun and demanded money from the register. The offender took the cash and fled the scene on a bike.

This violent serial robber was identified by the fine efforts of the investigators in the Robbery Unit. The information and identity was given to the members of our Tactical Robbery Unit who located and apprehended the offender today. A record check revealed the offender has numerous previous arrest to include robbery and battery.

On Tuesday, November 26, at 1:30 am the pictured offender Vincent Chiarantona entered the Walgreens located in the 3600 Block of S. Dixie Hwy. The offender attempted to steal several items and was confronted by the store clerk. The offender became violent and assaulted the clerk with a broken bottle. The offender fled the scene as the clerk called 911.

At 3 am, police received another 911 call from Quick Stop located in the 3100 block of grand Ave, where the same offender was threatening the clerk a pipe. Officer M. Inguanzo, who had handled the previous call, was around the corner and was able to place the offender under arrest. Further investigation revealed, the offender was wanted on both incidents. A record check revealed the offender has a long criminal history with over 30 arrests and is listed as a career violent repeat offender. Officers on the scene received anonymous information that the offender is also involved in our rise of bicycle theft in  Coconut Grove. 

The efforts of our Coconut Grove patrol officers, along with the assistance of our investigative and tactical units, quickly brought these two violent repeat offenders into custody. 

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Blogger Sledge said...

Over 30 arrests... The problem with these thugs is the flawed judicial system, overcrowded prisons.

They know they can get away with it, reduced sentences, free food and tv in prison, sports, drugs.. and then they are back out in the streets in no time.

Repeat offenders should be sentenced to grow tomatoes for years in some Arizona desert, or at least get much harsher sentences and a miserable time in prison.

Or a 3 attempted thefts and you get 10 years with no parole. PERIOD.


November 27, 2013 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Live in the center of the Grove when I learn of theses thing (way to often now), I have only one road to take. get my concealment permit and take out my Colt for a walk every-time I go out. Crime is getting worse in all of Miami. My parents house was hit twice in one month even with alarm they know the delay time of the alarm.

November 27, 2013 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the first commenter - How can the judicial system and prisons possibly focus on these violent criminals when they are so busy arresting and jailing children for smoking a plant that causes no harm - a "crime" which has so many victims and causes so much damage to society.

I say we set all the rapists and robbers free, and ignore those crimes, so that the police can focus on what's important - busting college kids for smoking a joint or walking around with an open drink.

November 27, 2013 11:38 AM  
Blogger Sledge said...

Exactly, Anon @ 11:38. A deeply flawed judicial system.

Also the Police system is messed up: Everyday as I walk, run, bike or drive all over the Grove I see cops doing nothing, chatting, or just idle for hours, hidden behind trees or curves, just to give tickets at stop signs, or whatever.

They say there is not enough police in Miami, compared to other Cities,,, true, but they are also misused, they should be moving, patrolling everywhere, especially in the areas and times when these crimes happen the most.

November 27, 2013 3:32 PM  
Blogger Jimmy James said...

my bike was stolen from in front of my house..gifford & day..is there anyway to see the stolen bicycles that this man was in found with?

December 05, 2013 5:02 PM  

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