CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Police arrested a group of would-be car burglars in north Cape Coral late Saturday night.
23-year-old Pablo Medina, 21-year-old Dallas Wooten, and 22-year-old Pedro Carrillo are facing charges of loitering and prowling.
Around 10:45 p.m., authorities responded to a suspicious vehicle call near the 500 block of NE 20th Street.
The caller stated he saw three men, in their 20s, standing outside of a red sporty looking vehicle behind his house. When the caller attempted to make contact with them, the males got into the vehicle and drove west down NE 20th St.
Not far from the residence, officers located a red, two door Hyundai parked on the roadway of NE 21st St. It was unoccupied and the engine was still running.
Authorities discovered the vehicle was registered to Carrillo. As officers were investigating the vehicle, Carrillo came from between houses in the 300 block of NE 21st St from the South and came onto NE 21st St., and started walking towards NE 4th Ave. As he started walking towards officers, he picked up a pair of shoes in the road in front of the parked Hyundai.
As Carrillo approached the car, he told officers the car belonged to him and he got out of the car to grab his shoes he left in the road. Due to the suspicious circumstances, officers detained Carrillo.
Police discovered Carrillo was the driver while his two other companions were burglarizing unlocked cars.
A search of the neighborhood was conducted. Numerous citizens called in reports of the suspects hiding in their backyards and hopping fences.
Medina and Wooten were later located in the bushes near the 300 block of NE 20th Terrace.