MANATEE — J’s Meat Market at 420 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton, was burglarized four times in the last 30 days, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
BPD officials say a suspect in all four crimes was arrested Saturday.
Vidal Jaramillo, 27, was charged with all four forced entry burglaries, according to Lt. J.A. Wilkinson of the BPD.
“The meat market has been hit four times and it seems cigarettes and lottery tickets have been what they were looking for,” Wilkinson said.
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BPD Detective Freddy Ordonez reported he was conducting surveillance of the market Saturday after the recent burglaries when he noticed a male matching the description of the burglary suspect walking into the back of the J’s Meat Market, said Sgt. William Knight.
“Detective Ordonez took a proactive approach and showed self-initiative,” Knight said.
Upon reaching the door in the west side of the building, Jaramillo looked around, noticed Ordonez’s vehicle and fled the area,
After a short chase, Jaramillo was captured and taken to the Bradenton Police Department, Knight said.
“Our detective, Freddy Ordonez , chased Mr. Jarmamillo down Saturday and took him into custody,” Wilkinson said. “After his arrest, Mr. Jaramillo confessed to all four burglaries.”
Jaramillo remained in the Manatee County jail Sunday night subject to a $80,120 bond, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office jail website.