Police arrested a 20-year-old man who investigators say committed two burglaries and robbed a couple in their driveway.
In a joint news conference Wednesday, the police chiefs for El Portal and Miami Shores said they believe John Beaubrun is one of the gunmen responsible for two home invasions and for holding up a couple at gunpoint in their driveway.
"The reason for us [to be] out here today is really to kind of calm the nerves of the residents and say look, we've identified the subjects, we've made one arrest, we'll make future arrests shortly," said Miami Shores Police Chief Kevin Lystad.
Lystad said detectives linked Beaubrun to a home invasion in El Portal where gunmen held up a couple and their 6-year-old daughter for three hours while they stole bank account information from the family.
"They're the same MO, the same patterns, so I'm not surprised they're the same people," said Alejandro Ortiz, who was robbed at his Miami Shores home.
Police said Beaubrun was one of the men who held up Ortiz and his wife while they stole electronics from their home.
"Does it help me? Absolutely. I'm glad this guy's off the street," said Ortiz. "I think the cops here were really on top of it."