(March 16, 2015)- Cape Coral Police arrested a car burglar who was targeting unlocked cars along Del Prado Boulevard on Thursday morning. The burglar didn’t count on one of the victims chasing hm to a nearby business.
Jonathan Romero, W/M, DOB: 2-17-1998, of 20 SE 17 Ave, Cape Coral, was arrested on 7 counts of Burglary, 1 count of Grand theft, 6 counts of Petit Theft, and 1 count of Resisting Without Violence.
Just before 10:00 AM, Officers responded to 1425 Viscaya Pkwy to the report of a vehicle burglar being chased by a victim. Romero was located on the 2 floor in a doctor’s office trying to call someone for a ride and was taken into custody without incident.
Three victims' vehicles were entered in the Cape Coral Hospital employee parking lot, another three at 1419 Viscaya Parkway, and a seventh at 1227 SE 8th Street. Investigative Services Bureau Property Detectives responded to assist.
While being transported to the Lee County Jail/Juvenile Assessment center, Romero slipped his handcuffs and attempted to pull away. He was secured and additionally charged with Resisting Without Violence.
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