Two South Florida burglars took “having it your way” to another level Monday morning. At around 3:00 AM, two masked men broke into an Allapattah Burger King using a crow bar to pry open the drive-thru window. The two men headed straight to the safe with the proper tools to remove it in a timely fashion leading police to believe it was an inside job. The safe held an estimated $13,000 in cash. This robbery is believed to be connected to a similar one in Coral Way just two weeks ago.
What is Burglary?
Burglary, under Florida statute 810.02, is an offense comprised of three elements. In order to be found guilty of burglary, the state would need to prove all three beyond a reasonable doubt. Without all three elements present, the burglary claim will fail. First, you need to (1) enter a building, whether it being a dwelling or structure. Next and most importantly, you need to have (2) intentionally done so (3) in order to commit an offense while you are there. The burglars here, (1) entered the Burger King with the (2) intent, as shown by their use of crowbars, to (3) steal the safe.
Have you been accused of Burglary?
Burglary is a serious crime that can be considered a felony in all circumstances. A successful finding of this charge can lead to the failure of obtaining employment and other serious consequences. Make sure you know your rights. Contact an experienced South Florida criminal attorney to defend these rights and your future.
Pagan & Stroleny, P.L. has dedicated former prosecutors defending all types of criminal cases in Miami Dade County and across the State of Florida. Our attorneys have experience defending cases from simple misdemeanors to complex felonies. Our staff is willing and able to help you get the best possible resolution to your case.