Two Miami men, who are accused of breaking into a Bradenton jewelry store Sunday, were later caught trying to burglarize an eyeglass store in Naples, Naples police said.
Soren Moreda, 33, and Lazaro Damaso, 57, both of Miami, were arrested for attempted burglary, possessing burglary tools and loitering and prowling after an officer caught them attempting to gain entry at LensCrafters, at the 2600 block of Ninth Street North, Naples around 10:15 p.m. Sunday.
After police conducted a pat down on each subject, they found a pair of black gloves in each subject’s pants pocket. Damaso also had a green handled Phillips head screw driver in his pants pocket along with a black trash bag, reports said.
Police discovered two black ball caps, a pair of silver locking pliers and the small crow bar with the orange handle from the passenger side floor board, a small black flashlight from the center console, and a box of empty trash bags on the back seat, reports said.
In the trunk of the vehicle, officers observed a black garbage bag, matching the empty bags found in the back seat. A blue shopping bag was also located in the trunk. Both bags contained numerous pieces of jewelry still in their container and still had price tags on them with a store name of "Bartlett Jewelers" on the tag, reports said. A dispatch check revealed that the nearest Bartlett Jewelers was in Manatee County and that the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office was working a burglary incident in their jurisdiction.
Police officer estimated that each bag contained about 20 to 40 pieces of jewelry.
Both Moreda and Damaso were booked into the Collier County Jail with no bond, pending charges from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.