LA "Serial Burglar" Admits to 300 Car Break-Ins

Monday, Apr 14, 2014  |  Updated 6:55 AM EDT
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BSO arrests David Lee Jasinski of Fort Lauderdalo, who authorities say admitted to breaking into more than 200 cars over the past four months.

BSO arrests David Lee Jasinski of Fort Lauderdalo, who authorities say admitted to breaking into more than 200 cars over the past four months.

A man believed to be responsible for breaking into hundreds of cars in the last four months has been arrested following a joint operation by Broward County and Coral Springs law enforcement officials. 

David Jasinski, 26, was arrested following a tip received Thursday about a "man who made a living out of breaking into cars," authorities said. The Broward Sheriff’s Office Burglary Apprehension Team and Coral Springs Police Department’s Burglary Enforcement And Reduction team tracked down the suspect and followed him as he drove to a Savannah at Riverside condominium complex, where authorities said he broke into at least six cars. Authorities pulled Jasinski over after watching him return to his car with a duffle bag and took him into custody. 

Police said Jasinski admitted to the Coral Springs neighborhood break-ins, as well as at least 30 burglaries in Fort Lauderdale's Las Olas neighborhood and 100 more in Coral Springs. In all, police said, the suspect copped to burglarizing about 300 cars so far this year.

"David leaves his house everyday at the same time, specifically targeting neighborhoods where he thinks people will leave their cars unlocked, breaking into cars each night," Detective Craig Brown said. "We've heard he's done as many as 20 to 30 car a night a few times a week."

Rey Rodriguez is believed to be a three-time victim of the man police are calling a "serial burglar."

"It seems like he needs to get a better job.It's a hassle to go to neighborhood, disturb people, and take their property," he said. 

Police say Jasinski has a decade-long criminal history, with his latest arrest logged earlier this month It was not immediately clear whether Jansinski had an attorney. He did not comment as police led him in handcuffs Friday.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the suspect's name. 

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