(June 26, 2015)- A career burglar has been sentenced to 30 years for a litany of charges including Burglary, Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, Defrauding a Pawnbroker, and multiple probation violations.
Justin Gagliardi, W/M, DOB: 08-06-1978, of 1402 SE 2 Terrace, Cape Coral pled in court to charges brought by the Cape Coral Police Department. He was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections for Burglary, Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, and Defrauding a Pawnbroker. He was also sentenced to 30 years for multiple Probation violations. Gagliardi must also make restitution, is now listed as a Habitual Felony Offender, and must provide a DNA sample.
Gagliardi and an accomplice were arrested on a residential burglary in December of 2014. Investigation revealed that Gagliardi was also connected to a residential burglary the month before, during which over $30,000 worth of jewelry was stolen. Fingerprints tied Gagliardi and his accomplice to pawn tickets used to pawn jewelry taken in the earlier burglary at two different pawn shops. Witnesses also identified Gagliardi as pawning the stolen goods. The jewelry from that burglary was pawned less than 24 hours after it was stolen.
"This case was quickly closed with arrests, thanks to outstanding detective and forensic work by the members of our Investigative Services Bureau. We couldn't have done this without victims and witnesses stepping up and cooperating in this case. As a result, this burglar will be off the streets for a very long time to come."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.
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