Published On: Thu, Jan 12th, 2012

Boca Police arrest teen on charges of stealing four cars

BOCA RATON – Boca Raton police arrested a 16-year-old suspect on multiple charges
of car theft, police said.

Boca Police detectives charged Alexander Berrian of Palm Beach Gardens with four
counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle and one count of grand theft, for stealing tools
that were in a Dodge Ram stolen from the Cinemark Theater.

Police said the first crime was discovered Dec. 10 at the Tri-Rail Station, 680 West
Yamato Road. The victim told officers he parked his Dodge Caravan at the station and
when he returned, the van was gone. While officers were investigating this case, they
discovered an abandoned Dodge Neon in the parking lot, which had been reported
stolen with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The officer processed the Neon and
recovered several latent prints, police said.

The next theft happened on Dec. 14 when another Dodge Caravan was stolen from the
Advent Lutheran Church, 300 East Yamato Road. The vehicle was parked at 6 p.m. and
discovered stolen just before 8 p.m.

On Dec. 22 a 2001 Dodge Neon was stolen from the Irishman, 1939 NW 2nd Avenue.
The final theft happened on Dec. 29 at the Cinemark Theater, 3200 Airport Road. A
Dodge Ram pick-up truck was stolen from the parking lot between 4 and 6:30 p.m.

The investigating Boca Raton detective, Robert Adams, was notified that a latent print
recovered from the Dodge Neon found at the Tri-Rail Station was identified as belonging
to Alexander Berrian. Berrian’s print was also recovered from the Dodge Neon stolen
from the Irishman and recovered in Lake Worth.

On Jan. 3, Detective Adams contacted detectives with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s
Office Auto Theft Task Force to check on the status of Berrian and was told he had just
been picked up on their charges. Detective Adams interviewed Berrian at the sheriff’s
office.