Thief asks victims brother for assistance in stealing safe
Boca Raton, FL When Greg Bunch pulled up to his brothers house at 465 NE 33rd Street, he found a man, later identified as Bradley Begens, trying to load a safe in a car. Bunch asked Begens if he needed help in an attempt to figure out what Begens was doing. Begens said, “yes,” but he immediately dropped the safe and fled when Bunch informed him that they were at his brother's house.
Bunch called his brother Charles who later informed officers from the Boca Raton Police Services Department that two Shimano fishing poles, a Dell Laptop Computer and a digital Olympus Camera were also stolen. Bunch said one of the windows in the house was faulty and that is where the suspect gained access. While Bunch didn't get a good look at the car, his son did and said the suspect took off in a light grey older model car, possibly a Honda. The son was able to provide a partial tag number.
Later the same day, a Boca Raton Police officer received the BOLO for the suspect car and located it traveling on Federal Highway. The officer stopped the vehicle for having an expired tag and the subsequent investigation turned up the stolen property from Bunch's home. Greg Bunch was able to ID Begens in a photo lineup as the person who broke into his brothers home. Begens was charged with Burglary and Grand Theft. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call Detective Richard Sarria at 561-620-6130.
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