A man accused of committing multiple burglaries at luxury South Florida condominiums, including one involving stolen property worth more than $1 million, was behind bars on Monday.
Harold Wilbourn, 32, was arrested by Sunny Isles police in May for allegedly breaking into Ritz-Carlton residences and stealing several high-end watches and cash totaling more than $100,000.
Officials said the arrest contributed to his arrest on Monday for a similar theft of valuables totaling over $1 million at the Continuum on South Beach, and another theft inside the condominium building. Eighty Seven Park.
Wilbourn used a similar strategy each time, following residents into the building and using the service elevator to enter units, police said.
In two of the robberies, he used the victims’ suitcase to hide safes he had stolen, police said.
At Continuum, Wilbourn ransacked a unit on the 40th floor, stealing two safes containing jewelry, memorabilia, diamonds and cash, as well as designer handbags, police said.
“He bypasses a lot of the security measures in place by following residents inside. He leads him to a service elevator where he can get on,” Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said. . “He goes up to one of the floors and coincidentally checks to see if the door was open. The door was unlocked, he was able to come in, trash the place and put the safes in the owner’s luggage and walk away with that.”
Miami-Dade prison records showed Wilbourn faced multiple charges of burglary and grand larceny. Attorney information was not available.