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For Immediate Release:
May 22, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Daniel Ferrin

Topic: Burglary
Case #: PD150425151683
Date & Time of Occurrence: 04/25/2015 at approx. 9:00 am
Address of Occurrence: 5911 Bird Road
  Miami, Florida
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Sylvia De Armas, (W/F)
Victim's DOB: 04/11/1959
Victim's Age: 56
Victim's Address: 5911 Bird Road
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Charles Eric Brand, (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 10/15/1970
Subject's Age: 44
Subject's Address: Homeless
Subject's Charges: Unoccupied Burglary/ Criminal Mischief over $200, under $1,000
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Nissan/Frontier
Vehicle Color: White
Vehicle Lic. Plate: 360YLF
Vehicle Description: Pick-up Truck with Blue business markings on both doors (Mermaids Pools & Spa Service & Repairs)

Burglary Subject Apprehended

Seeking Additional Victims

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Midwest District, General Investigation Unit, is requesting the assistance of the community. According to investigators, the subject, Charles Eric Brand was arrested on April 29, 2015 for burglary. It is believed that the subject was actively burglarizing homes in the Westchester area of Miami-Dade County using a white Nissan, pick-up truck with a company name of Mermaid Pools & Spa Service & Repairs without permission from the owner.

Surveillance video captured the image of the subject and the vehicle the subject was using at the time of the burglaries.  Investigators are seeking the assistance in the community for any information that could lead to any additional victims.  Video footage may be obtained from the FTP site.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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