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    South American gangs exploiting tourist visa program to burglarize wealthy San Diego

    South American gangs exploiting tourist visa program to burglarize wealthy San Diego neighborhoods

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    Organized crime groups from South America have been exploiting the Visa Waiver Program to burglarize San Diego's wealthiest neighborhoods.

    According to several reports, members of these gangs have been conducting "burglary tourism," a tactic that exploits the "weak vetting system" of the Visa Waiver Program, which allows residents of certain countries to enter the U.S. after completing an online form called the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

    However, instead of engaging in legitimate tourism, these individuals exploit the program for criminal activities, earning the program the moniker of "burglary tourist visa." (Related: Latin American gangs use security jammers to break into U.S. homes.)

    In San Diego, authorities have arrested eight suspects, all Chilean nationals, believed to be part of a burglary tourist gang responsible for multiple crimes, including a recent burglary on March 29.

    "The home is carefully selected. They’ve been watching from rented cars that blend into wealthy neighborhoods.
    They are masked, gloved and care little about cameras. They are in and out of your home in just minutes," said San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan. "When a burglary happens it’s your home, you never feel the same. This is organized. This is not some kid."

    These burglaries carefully choose their targets, focusing on high-value items that can be quickly liquidated, such as jewelry, coin collections, cash and high-end purses.

    Copycat burglar crews popping up in San Diego County

    The effectiveness of their tactics has spawned copycat gangs.

    On Feb. 25, a group of burglars in the Mira Mesa neighborhood in northern San Diego pilfered a gun safe containing assault-style rifles and cherished family heirloom jewelry. Authorities suspect this particular crew to be behind nearly two dozen burglaries, although they are distinct from the Chilean tourist gang.

    "They think it's been successful in that the identity has not been discovered. It’s all over the media. They are difficult to detect and difficult to find," Stephan said.

    The perpetrators behind these crimes remain at large. While burglary itself is not a novel offense, the emergence of crime tourism poses a new challenge for law enforcement agencies.

    Although the United States can extradite wanted criminals from Chile under the ESTA program, the district attorney explains that the process is intricate and typically prioritized for more severe offenses such as kidnapping and murder.

    Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, it is quite different. Criminals have been targeting jewelers on freeways, employing tactics reminiscent of action movie scenes. Recent incidents include masked assailants ambushing vehicles, slashing tires, shattering windows, and brandishing weapons.

    Concerns have also arisen outside of California. In Detroit, Michigan, officials are bracing for a fresh wave of burglaries perpetrated by Chilean tourists. The burglaries, which began in 2023, have primarily targeted Asian American families. The gangs employ military-like tactics, wearing camouflage clothing and using electronic devices to disable home alarms and crack safes.

    Sheriff Michael Bouchard of Oakland County called for Chile to be removed from the visa waiver program in light of the crimes. He highlighted that other burglary gangs from countries like Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia also pose a significant threat.

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    BURGLARY TOURISM: Chilean gangs entering U.S. under visa waiver program responsible for wave of HOME BURGLARIES

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    Highly-trained criminal gangs from the South American nation of Chile are responsible for a wave of sophisticated burglaries targeting high-value homes, yielding millions in stolen goods.Oakland County, Michigan Sheriff Mike Bouchard disclosed this to NewsNation, adding that the federal government's Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows the Chilean criminals to enter easily. Over 40 homes in his county, which lists executives and CEOs of the big-three auto manufacturers as some of its residents, have been burglarized by the gangs. Large stores of cash, jewelry and luxury items are among the items being stolen.

    Given this, the sheriff has sounded the alarm on so-called "burglary tourism." Bouchard explained the situation and the perceived connection of this scheme to the VWP in a May 13 town hall at the Christ Church Cranbrook where he was joined by Capt. Tom Van Simaeys of the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety and Bloomfield Township Police Chief James Gallagher.

    "We believe that there has to be some kind of training camp because they come so well-trained, so equipped and so knowledgeable about how to move and how to attack a home. They do a lot of pre-op surveillance. They determine as best they can when someone won't be in a home. They go very quickly to a home, they break a window. They go through it, not opening a door or window. They have an electronic jammer," Bouchard said.
    Bouchard: Only national policy will stop the Chilean burglars

    The sheriff added: "They're very focused on high-end jewelry like watches, cash, high-end purses – things that are highly valuable and disposable. And out they go and they move on. They usually hit a number of homes in our area, and then they move on to another part of the country, and then another crew will come in. And it's been a cycle."

    The gangs he described are reportedly working in approximately 100 different crews with members of between three to six. They operate all over the country from New York to California. Aside from Chileans, there have also been reports of Venezuelans and Colombians being part of these burglary gangs as well.

    Bouchard said his department has sought assistance from the federal government to bring the situation under control. He explained: "We're not going to stop it as a local agency or even with … state and federal partners. It’s got to be stopped by national policy."

    The sheriff isn't alone in this predicament, as Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer – a Republican – has been warning about the issue since last summer. He dubbed the burglaries by Chilean gangs, which also targeted homes in Southern California, "carefully calculated and planned." (Related: South American gangs exploiting tourist visa program to burglarize wealthy San Diego neighborhoods.)

    Spitzer filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration for failing to respond to public records requests involving documentation on the issue. He has also called on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to use his powers to strike Chile from the VWP.

    In a statement, a spokesman from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed the increase in sophisticated burglaries by Chilean gangs and said they are working with authorities in Santiago to address the problem.

    "DHS and our federal partners have actively engaged with all levels of the government of Chile to address this issue and have communicated the urgency of the situation. Chilean officials have responded by improving operational cooperation with DHS offices in efforts to detect, deter and prevent travel to the United States by known criminal actors," the spokesman wrote.

    Bouchard isn't satisfied with Washington's response, however.

    "They're aware of the fact that we're having these crimes all cross the country. But that this point, they've not shown any inclination to shut that program down, or even pause it," he said.

    "They usually issue a standard statement saying they're aware and they're working closely with the Chilean government to try to increase information cooperation. That doesn't help us. Our house is on fire with these burglaries."

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