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Port St. Lucie: Pair Arrested on Allegations of Burglarizing the Homes of Two Asian American Business Owners

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Derly Viviana Vanegas and Miller Giovanny Salgado Carvajal
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PSLPD Port St. Lucie - Friday September 23, 2022: Port St. Lucie and Miami police officers have arrested two people in connection with burglaries at the homes of two Asian American business owners in Port St. Lucie on September 9th.

23-year-old Miller Giovanny Salgado Carvajal of Miami and 29-year-old Derly Viviana Vanegas of Doral have been charged with two counts of burglary to a residence, two counts of criminal mischief, two counts of grand theft, and two counts of unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

Salgado Carvajal was arrested on a traffic stop by PSLPD Officers. $14,000 in cash, designer purses, and burglary tools
were seized from his vehicle. Vanegas was arrested by the City of Miami Police Department.

The suspects are currently in custody at the Saint Lucie County Jail and an immigration detainer has been placed on both by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A news release from PSL Police Sergeant John Dellacroce states that the suspects targeted the homes and broke in through the rear patio doors during the day while the victims were at work. Both homes were ransacked, and the suspects disabled the internet and disconnected the power to the alarm panel at one location. $78,000 in jewelry and $25,000 in cash was stolen from both houses.

The PSLPD says the two burglaries resemble similar crimes across the country in which organized criminal groups have targeted and burglarized the homes of Asian American business owners.

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