Cape Coral Police Department

1100 Cultural Park Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

Date: May 6, 2011

Subject: Cape Coral Police Detectives Make Arrest in Burglary Case

On March 3rd, Cape Coral Police were called to 1518 NE Van Loon Terraceto investigate a residential burglary. The victim told officers thatbetween 8:00am and 5:15pm, someone broke into her home and stole herHewlett Packard laptop computer which was valued at $700.

Detectives Maris Lebid and Robert Luzarraga were assigned the case andbegan investigating. On April 28th they got a break in the case whenthey learned that the victim's computer had been pawned at Gold MinerPawnshop for $75. The individual who pawned the computer was identifiedas Andrew Joseph Ziemba. Ziemba listed his home address as 1517 NE VanLoon Terrace, which is directly across the street from the victim.

On May 3rd, Detectives Lebid and Luzarraga conducted a jailhouseinterview with Ziemba, who was in the Lee County Jail on unrelatedcharges. During the interview, Ziemba admitted to pawning the computerbut denied committing the burglary. Unfortunately for Ziemba, his timeline did not add up.

Because of the timeframe of the burglary and the time in which thecomputer was pawned, his alibi was discredited. Ziemba was charged withburglary of a dwelling, grand theft and dealing in stolen property.

"This is a credit to our detectives for staying the course. By beingdiligent, they were able to find that key piece of evidence, the pawnticket, which led them to Mr. Ziemba and eventually closed the case witha felony arrest." -Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.

Andrew Joseph Ziemba (04-01-86)

1517 NE Van Loon Terrace

Cape Coral, FL 33990


* Burglary of a Dwelling

* Grand Theft

* Dealing in Stolen Property

* Violation of the Pawnbroker Act.