Two arrested for burglary
After FAU PD finds them prowling on their campus
Boca Raton, FL – On Wednesday, October 30 at about 9:50 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to Highland Beach where they met with Steven Finkelstein who had his American Express card and driver’s license stolen from his car earlier in the evening while at Cinemark, 3200 Airport Road. Mr. Finkelstein was not aware that his property had been taken until he received a phone call from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Police alerting him that two individuals on their campus were in possession of his property.
Several hours earlier, FAU police officers were alerted to two suspicious males in a parking lot on campus. FAU Officers contacted the two males identified as Daniel Mikac and Benjamin Pavoni and subsequently arrested them for loitering and prowling. When officers searched Pavoni, they located property belonging to Mr. Finkelstein. After contacting Mr. Finkelstein and confirming the property was stolen, they notified Boca Raton Police. Once FAU officers processed Mikac and Pavoni, they were transported to the Boca Raton Police Department.
Boca Raton Police detectives interviewed Mikac and Pavoni. Mikac told detectives he and Pavoni had checked car doors at Cinemark until they found one that was unlocked and took Finkelstein’s property.
Officers charged Mikac with burglary to a conveyance and Pavoni with burglary to a conveyance and possession of stolen property.
Daniel Mikac Benjamin Pavoni
DOB 06/30/1988 DOB 03/17/1985
Boca Raton, FL Boca Raton, FL