By Matt Wiley
Two car burglars are in custody after stealing more than just some valuables from the trunk of a car in Wesley Chapel.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), sometime around 1 a.m. on July 20, a juvenile (whose name is being withheld due to his age) and Raymond Cano, 18, who is homeless, broke into a FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) agent’s vehicle and removed a MP5 assault rifle, bulletproof body armor and several rounds of ammunition. The agent’s name has not been released.
PCSO reports that three eyewitnesses saw Cano and the minor with some of the stolen property around on July 20, which they reported. Cano and his accomplice were arrested on Kirkshire Ct. in the Heatherstone community of Meadow Pointe around 4 p.m. on July 20. PCSO says no additional information can be released about how or where the eyewitnesses saw the suspects, as they may be asked to testify in court.
Cano is charged with armed burglary and grand theft and is being held on a $32,500 bond at the Pasco County Detention Center in Land O’ Lakes. The juvenile involved was being held at the Pasco County Juvenile Assessment Center in San Antonio, but no additional information was available at our press time.