2 men arrested in Wilton Manors burglary

Homeowner follows suspect to bar before police arrive

From left: Gjavit Ali Jakupi, 35, Adam Randy Alchin, 37.
From left: Gjavit Ali Jakupi, 35, Adam Randy Alchin, 37.

WILTON MANORS, Fla. – Two men are facing charges in connection with a residential burglary in Wilton Manors.

Adam Randy Alchin, 37, and Gjavit Ali Jakupi, 35, face numerous charges, including burglary, petty theft and criminal theft to solicit or conspire.

Jakupi also faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to police, the men planned to burglarize homes throughout Wilton Manors and sell the stolen items for cash.

Police said Alchin dropped Jakupi off at a home in the 100 block of Northeast 27th Drive on Wednesday. While Jakupi tried taking a rim and tire from a fenced backyard, the homeowner confronted him, police said.

According to a police report, Jakupi pushed the homeowner and ran off.

Police said the homeowner and his son followed Jakupi to a nearby bar where the suspect picked up a bar stool and tried to attack the victims.

The homeowner grabbed the bar stool and subdued him, but Alchin drove up to the bar to try to help Jakupi escape, police said.

Both suspects were taken into custody by police in the bar's parking lot.

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