Jose de la Caridad Garcia Montelongo, 27, has been charged with aggravated robbery. A man has been arrested at SunFest with three stolen iPhones, according to West Palm Beach Police. Posted by Peter Burke Originally published at 9:46 pm on May 1, 2022, and updated at 7:16 am on May 2, 2022. WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (CBS / AP) – A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing iPhones at SunFest. Jose de la Caridad Garcia Montelongo, 27, of Hialeah, was arrested at a water festival in downtown West Palm Beach on Friday night.
Shortly after 9:30 pm, police began collecting reports of stolen cell phones during a concert in the south. Witnesses told police they watched people zigzagging their way through concerts, stealing phones. Police are on high alert during SunFest, April 30, 2022. Police are looking at cell phone thieves during SunFest, April 30, 2022, near the beach in downtown West Palm Beach, Fla A suspicious description tries to avoid for him, West Palm Beach Police spokesman Mike Jachles said.
As the Sergeant approached him, a police officer spotted the man throwing three phones to the ground. The man, later known as Garcia Montelongo, told investigators he tried to remove the phones when he saw the police because he knew “it would not look good and the police would think he stole them.” A sister uses her iPhone during SunFest, April 30, 2022, near the beach in downtown West Palm Beach, Fla. Garcia Montelongo faced a reading of a major robbery. He was released from prison on Saturday on a $ 4,500 bond. Jachles said there were no reports of any phone thefts on Saturday at SunFest and no arrests were made.
“People are focusing on watching acts, watching scenes, while these thieves are watching people,” Jachles told WPTV. “And guess what? West Palm Beach Police, we look at the thieves.