Miami Shores PD – NBC 6 South Florida

A man arrested for stealing a Rolex and a gun from a Miami Shores golf course was wanted for similar thefts from golfers in several states and has been in hiding for more than a decade, authorities said.

Ivan Urquiza, 54, was arrested last week on multiple counts of grand larceny and other charges, Miami Shores police officials said.

A bodycam video released by police on Tuesday shows officers arresting Urquiza.

Ivan Urquiza

At least one of the charges against Urquiza relates to the theft of a golfer’s Rolex watch, firearm and personal identification documents on May 30 at Miami Shores Country Club, which were taken from the victim while he was golfing, officials said.

Investigators used surveillance cameras and license plate readers to locate the vehicle linked to the theft and arrest Urquiza, police said.

Urquiza was in possession of the stolen items, and the arrest also linked him to a similar theft at the country club on Jan. 15, police said.

According to police, Urquiza was wanted in several states for similar offenses and has been in hiding since 2013.

He is known to visit golf courses daily and travels across the country to specifically target the locations of his criminal activities, police said.

Urquiza, who goes by the alias Philip Vincente, also uses the website to deceive young women into believing he is wealthy while exploiting them, according to police.

Investigators suspect there may be additional victims and ask anyone with information to contact them at 305-759-2468.