Police are searching for a man and a woman in connection with burglaries at three Medley businesses.
The first burglary occurred between 11:35 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. on December 31, 2011. Police said two people went into three offices at Melt Point Plastics at 7570 NW 79th St. and stole jewelry and an iPhone before leaving in an unknown vehicle.
On February 1, 2012, burglars allegedly struck again between 10:20 a.m. and 10:31 a.m. at Caicabo Investments at 8145 NW 93rd St. The pair allegedly stole $1,786 from an office drawer, police said.
A neighboring business owner spotted the pair leaving the business and yelled at them, but they simply waved, got into their vehicle and drove away, police said.
Then, on February 16, 2012, a woman went into Premium Blinds at 10651 NW 122nd Street and grabbed a laptop from an office, investigators said.
In each case, Medley police said, the suspected burglars struck while employees were in a warehouse area.
A burglary of a business is called burglary of an unoccupied structure. This is a third-degree felony in Florida punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison. Unlike burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, a second-degree felony, the crime occurs on business property, such as a warehouse or store, not a home.
Each act of theft, however, will comprise a count of grand theft due to the value of the cash or items taken.