Tipster leads police to store robbers
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida business owner is breathing a sigh of relief after police arrested the suspects who ransacked and robbed his store.
According to Coral Gables Police, Dennys Montero and Jacqueline Triana smashed and grabbed their way through the Guayabera Shirt Company in Coral Gables on Sept. 13.
The pair was arrested last week after police received a Crime Stoppers tip informing them of their whereabouts. "We are very, very glad at how swiftly the Coral Gables Police Department and the authorities worked, and everyone who chipped in to get these criminals off the street," said the store manager, "and hopefully they won't do this to small businesses and residents in the area."
The duo appeared in court where a judge set their bonds at $14,000 each.
The store, located in the 400 block of Coral Way, lost about $9,000 in cash and merchandise in the burglary. That number doesn't include the damage done to the front door the crooks caused to gain entry. "We've been here for quite some time now. We've been in the Coral Gables area 12 years, and we've never had an issue of theft in a retail store like this," said the store manager.
The store owner said the store's security system has been upgraded and their procedures have changed. "That wasn't going to hold us back. We were going to get back on our feet immediately," said the owner.
The suspects have been charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft and criminal mischief.
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