Broward County, FL police take down burglarly ring

Published January 30th, 2015 | By

Security in Ft. Lauderdale just improved this week after Broward County Police concluded a six-month investigation of a chain of burglaries occurring within the Florida county. The investigation led to the arrest of Wisdom Williams, 17, and nine others who are believed to have been involved in a series of burglaries stretching six months.

According to CBS Local 4 in Ft. Lauderdale, surveillance began on the suspects in August, where it was discovered that they were merely part of a bigger gang that could be as large as 100 individuals responsible for over 100 burglaries in the area.

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Burglaries were such a problem in Broward that the Sheriff’s office formed the Burglary Apprehension Team, a unit devoted entirely to burglaries investigations within the area.

Although Williams is 17 and not an adult, CBS Local 4 reports that prosecutors intend to charge him as one.

While the arrests will certainly play a role in decreasing the rate of burglaries in Broward, there are still believed to be many individuals on the loose who could be associated with the ring. Residents of Ft. Lauderdale and the surrounding areas of Broward County could now very well be considering home security for their residence if they do not have it already.

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