FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2015
CONTACT: Rose Anne Brown, PIO - (561) 379-4673
Riviera Beach Police have charged and arrested two (2) suspects for a string of automobile burglaries that occurred April 7, 2015, within the Singer Island section of the City. At least twenty-three (23) automobiles were burglarized in a short period of time within a two (2) mile range.
Freddie Sweeting (DOB 12/31/95) was arrested and charged with Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure Unarmed on April 15, 2015. Nikobra Stringer (DOB 5/16/96) was arrested and charged with Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure on April 16, 2015.
The burglaries in Riviera Beach are believed to be part of an organized county -wide crime spree. When charged with the Riviera Beach Burglary charges, the second suspect (Stringer) was already in jail charged with Burglary to a Conveyance that occurred in Boynton Beach, Florida. Effective use of technology was of significant assistance to police in this investigation.
This investigation is ongoing. Additional arrests and charges are expected. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact Riviera Beach Police at (561) 845-4123 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.