MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a lady accused of renting unique vehicles to steal a number of high-end watches from males across South Florida.
John Collins, 29, appeared earlier than a decide in Miami-Dade bond courtroom, Thursday morning, accused of “approaching males in high-end exotic cars” and concentrating on “men wearing expensive designer watches,” in accordance with the arrest report.
Police mentioned Collins rented Rolls-Royces, Lamborghinis, Porsches and Maseratis as half of the alleged scheme.
Prosecutors allege Collins would goal males in fancy neighborhoods or institutions across Miami Beach and Miami at evening and would supply drinks, medicine or drinks spiked with medicine. Soon after, “the male loses consciousness and wakes up hours later with his expensive property/jewelry missing,” in accordance with the arrest report.
When the prosecutor requested in courtroom how Collins wish to be addressed, the 29-year-old mentioned she identifies as a lady.
“She allegedly steals their designer watches at bars, in nightclubs in downtown Miami, in Brickell and on Miami Beach,” a prosecutor mentioned in courtroom.
Collins was arrested on Wednesday in connection to a Miami Beach incident that left a drugged sufferer with out his watch and hospitalized at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
According to police, Collins is behind “a string of similar cases” that date again to no less than February.
The decide throughout courtroom referred to the circumstances as wanting like a “one-person crime wave.”
Collins faces a number of felony fees of theft by sudden snatching and grand theft. The 29-year-old stays jailed with out bond on the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in West Miami-Dade as a result of a maintain that stems from a warrant from a earlier cost.
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