May 10, 2015

Local man wanted for multiple burglaries

A Stock Island man is wanted in connection with multiple burglaries. Detectives want everyone to keep an eye out for him and call if they see him. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to his arrest.

23 year old Rigoberto Hernandez III is wanted for three counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft and three counts of criminal mischief. Bond on the warrants is a total of $80,000. Two of the burglaries were committed in Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction; the other was in the city of Key West.

Sheriff’s detectives say Hernandez broke into Hanson and Bringle Cabinets and Chico’s Cantina on Stock Island. At Hansen and Bringle he entered through a window and left behind considerable damage. He also left behind fingerprints which were positively identified from records already on file from a previous criminal case. At Chico’s Cantina he pried open a side door and stole cash; he also damaged a safe when he tried to force it open. During the break in he was caught on video; officers viewing the video recognized him from previous law enforcement contacts.

Anyone who knows were Hernandez is can call Crime Stoppers to report it. Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and will receive a cash reward if he is arrested based on the information from the tip. The Crime Stoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS. Tips may also be submitted on line at or via a text message to 274637 using the keyword TIP136.

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