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A 22-year-old Miami-Dade County man was arrested Monday for burglarizing Upper Keys boats from a personal watercraft.

Frank Alexander Pena was charged with burglary and larceny.

Frank Alexander Pena, 22,  was arrested for burglary.

Frank Alexander Pena, 22, was arrested for burglary.

A resident on Rushton Lane in Tavernier reported two fishing rods and reels worth $900 were stolen from his docked boat on Sept. 1.

Security footage showed a man on a personal watercraft approach the boat and take the fishing rods.

The Sheriff’s Office received a tip the personal watercraft was at a Key Largo residence. A man there identified the man on the personal watercraft as Pena. The man stated he got into an argument with Pena for stealing and that Pena returned to Miami-Dade County.

The man agreed to a search of the residence and the fishing rods were located as well as a cooler stolen in another burglary case.

Warrants were obtained for Pena’s arrest and he was booked into jail on Monday.

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