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Suspect arrested for 37 Pinellas commercial burglaries

A 38-year-old man is believed to be responsible for burglaries targeting HVAC businesses.
 
A 38 year old man suspected for 37 burglaries since April was arrested in his home.
A 38 year old man suspected for 37 burglaries since April was arrested in his home. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published July 23, 2022|Updated July 23, 2022

A suspect believed to be responsible for 37 burglaries since April from businesses that totaled more than $100,000 in value has been arrested, the Pinellas Park Police Department announced.

Ismar Becirovic, 38 was taken at his home Friday night and was being held at the Pinellas County Jail with a bond of $45,250.

Ismar Becirovic, 38 was arrested at his home Friday night and is being held at the Pinellas County Jail with a bond of $45,250.
Ismar Becirovic, 38 was arrested at his home Friday night and is being held at the Pinellas County Jail with a bond of $45,250. [ Photo courtesy of Pinellas Park Police. ]

Police said they believe the suspect targeted HVAC installation and repair businesses, stealing freon, copper, tubing and other supplies.

Police departments of Pinellas Park, Largo, Clearwater and St. Petersburg in addition to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office have investigated 37 separate offenses they believe are linked to Becirovic, police say.

Becirovic was charged on suspicion of eight counts of burglary, two counts of possession of burglary tools and one count of criminal mischief. Police said the investigation is ongoing and expect more charges to be filed.