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Alleged burglars get arrested after calling 911 for help moving stolen items

By AYIE LICSI Published Jan 10, 2023 8:27 pm

Two burglars in Florida were arrested after they called 911 to ask for help moving the belongings from a home they broke into, authorities said.

Polk County Police said Martin Gonzalez-Garcia, 23, and Ashializ Roldan-Oscasio, 22, were in the process of burglarizing a home when one of them called 911.

At first, nobody spoke while on the line. When deputies arrived at the house where the call came from, police concluded that nobody lived there as the door was "unsecured" and entered "to make sure everything was alright."

They found the duo inside and arrested Gonzalez-Garcia for earlier stealing from a Dollar General store. 

Roldan-Oscasio later admitted to police that she called 911 for assistance in moving items from the empty home.

"She said she called 911 for the purpose of having law enforcement assist her and Martin with moving their belongings from the house (the one they were burglarizing), and they were trying to get a ride to the airport because they wanted to go to New York for the weekend," the sheriff's office said.

"Deputies DID help them with their belongings, and DID give them a ride, but it wasn't to the airport. It was to the Polk Pokey. And they are welcome to stay there all weekend long. The Polk Pokey is much better than New York anyway."

Pokey is a slang term for "jail."

Gonzalez-Garcia was charged with burglary and theft of the store and the residence, while Roldan-Oscasio was charged with burglary of a residence.

In the arrest affidavit, the man stated he knew what he did was wrong "but needed the money." He also knew the residence was not his but "had to get inside to get out of the cold."