Coral Gables is reporting a recent spike in burglaries.
Whenever a city experiences an increase in a particular crime, police will set up special details that target enforcement of that type of crime.
The Coral Gables Police Department may establish burglary details which will involve increased patrols and surveillance.
Burglary is a serious offense in Florida, namely burglary of a dwelling. A first-time offender faces 21 months to 15 years in prison for one count of residential burglary.
Burglary cases are put together based on eyewitness testimony, physical evidence, the accused's possession or sale of stolen property, and confessions of the accused.
Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving Miami-Dade and Broward.