Suspected Of At Least 20 Burglaries Across Palm Beach And Broward Counties.
OAKLAND PARK, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Broward Sheriff’s Office tells Boca Post that they have arrested what they are calling a serial commercial burglar who they suspect is responsible for at least 20 burglaries across Palm Beach and Broward counties.
From Broward Sheriff’s Office:
The Broward Sheriff’s Office Burglary Apprehension Team (B.A.T.) on Thursday busted a suspected serial business burglar who is believed to be responsible for at least 20 business burglaries throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties.
During the early morning hours of Thursday, April 28, B.A.T. detectives began surveillance on a previously identified suspect vehicle as the driver appeared to be looking for businesses to burglarize. Detectives witnessed the suspect, later identified as Zavier Harris, break the glass on the front door of a North Lauderdale business in the 1400 block of South State Road 7 and later emerge carrying several cash registers. Once Harris reentered his vehicle, detectives conducted a vehicle immobilization technique on Harris’s vehicle, and Harris was taken into custody.
Harris was arrested on charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure, resisting arrest with violence, wearing a mask while in the commission of a felony, and violation of felony probation. Harris also faces charges in two business burglaries in Deerfield Beach and one business burglary in Oakland Park.
Multiple BSO districts participated in this investigation, including the Oakland Park Criminal Investigations Division, which was instrumental in initially identifying Harris as a suspect. The investigation into Harris’ activities is ongoing