COP-LIKE CROOKS CAPTURED
PIO Number: 13-3-27 (11-7-8)
BSO Case Number: SW11-06-00122
Date: June 7, 2011
Time: 7:07 p.m.
Jurisdiction: Southwest Ranches
Place of Occurrence: 6910 S.W. 127th Ave., Southwest Ranches
Victim(s): Teresa Rios, female, age 42, 6910 S.W. 127th Ave., Southwest Ranches
Suspect(s): Andres Amador, male, 30, 1/30/83, 29900 S.W 170 Ave., Homestead
Silvestre Romeo Romero, male, 28, 9/19/84, 720 N.W. 27 Ct., #14, Miami
Description of Incident:
When Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives released surveillance video in 2011 of gun-toting burglars wearing masks and gloves – and possibly a police badge – as they slinked through the back patio of an upscale Southwest Ranches home, one of the crooks took notice. Andres Amador called BSO to say he was the guy on the news, but he was just making a delivery, not committing a burglary.
Detectives determined Amador and a cohort, Silvestre Romero, both of Miami-Dade County, were involved in the burglary. A third man on the video has not been charged. Amador is seen on the video driving a black Cadillac Escalade EXT to the front gate of the home. The men fled when they set off the burglar alarm.
A few hours later, at 2:27 a.m. on June 8, the same men returned to the house under the cover of darkness and successfully broke in, stealing jewelry and cash.
Amador was arrested March 17 on a charge of attempted armed burglary. There is a warrant for the arrest of Romero, who is incarcerated in federal prison on unrelated charges. His charges include attempted armed burglary, armed burglary, grand theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
If anyone has additional information about these crimes, contact Corporal Christopher Bradley at (954) 680-0010, or anonymously report information to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.
Media note: The 2011 surveillance video is available for download at www.sheriff.org. Amador’s and Romero’s mug shots are attached to this release.
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