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Homeless man accused of going on burglary spree in Hialeah

Jorge Rosell, 53, arrested on grand theft, burglary charges

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HIALEAH, Fla. – A homeless man is accused of going on a burglary spree this month in Hialeah.

According to an arrest report, Jorge Rosell, 53, first broke into a home April 8 on West 38th Street and Second Court.

Surveillance video shows Rosell entering the home through a rear door, police said.

Authorities said Rosell stole a $400 watch, a $200 gold pendant and a $120 spare key to the victim's 2016 Toyota Corolla.

A second burglary was reported the next day at a home on East 53rd Street and Third Avenue, which was also captured on surveillance video.

Police said Rosell crawled through a window and stole a $400 gold bracelet, a $400 gold watch, three gold rings valued at $1,200 and a $200 gold chain.

According to the arrest report, Rosell returned to the first victim's home April 11 and stole the victim's gray Corolla using the spare key he had taken the first time.

He is accused of going to a third home April 12 on West 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, where he is believed to have stolen two bird cages valued at $250.

Police said Rosell came face to face with the homeowner after exiting the house with the bird cages. The victim later identified Rosell in a photo lineup.

Rosell was arrested Tuesday on charges of grand theft and burglary. He is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.


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