2 arrested in attempted home burglary in Miami Beach

Suspects accused of ransacking homeowner's vehicles

From left: Edward Ascencio and Diosbel Dominique, both 19.
From left: Edward Ascencio and Diosbel Dominique, both 19.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Two 19-year-old men were arrested Tuesday in connection with an attempted burglary at a home in Miami Beach.

According to an arrest report, the victim was awakened about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday by his doorbell alarm, which was set off by a motion detector.

Police said the victim, who lives on North Bay Road, checked his surveillance footage and saw that two men had climbed over the 6-foot gate that surrounds his home to get on his property.

Police said one of the suspects opened the front driver's door of the victim's Porsche Panamera while the second thief opened the driver's side door of the victim's Range Rover. 

The thieves ransacked the vehicles and one of the men also checked the victim's unlocked Cadillac Escalade for any valuables, the report said.

Police said the suspects, Edward Ascencio and Diosbel Dominique, entered the breezeway of the home and tried to open a bedroom door and laundry room door, both of which were locked.

They then walked to the main entrance door, at which point they set off the motion detectors, authorities said.

Police said the alarm scared off the thieves and they dropped the victim's gate opener that was taken from the Porsche in the grass outside the gate.

The suspects, who have prior arrests in South Florida, were identified through fingerprints left at the scene, police said.

They both face charges of burglary and attempted burglary.

Police are searching for three women who are believed to have left with the suspects in a light-colored Jeep.

Anyone with information about their identities is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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