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Deputies: Man broke into cars in Crawfordville to steal jewelry, electronics and Airheads candies

Posted at 8:58 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 09:10:54-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A 19-year-old is behind bars after deputies say he broke into eight cars in a Crawfordville neighborhood last month, stealing more than $5,000 worth of items.

The Wakulla County Sheriff's office arrested 19-year-old Derrick Lewis on eight counts of burglary, two counts of felony larceny, and one count of misdemeanor larceny on Thursday.

On June 26, deputies responded to reports of multiple vehicle burglaries in a Crawfordville neighborhood. Deputies have not specified what neighborhood the break-ins occurred in.

WCSO says an iPhone 6 valued at $300, a gold chain valued at $2000, medical marijuana valued at $1000, Oakley sunglasses valued at $360, a tool bag containing multiple tools valued at $700, a wallet with cards valued at $300, an HP laptop computer valued at $900, an iPod valued at $250, a Citizen watch valued at $650, two boxes of Airhead candies valued at $10, $40 cash, and a winning lottery ticket valued at $30 were stolen during the burglaries.

In July, investigators were able to link evidence from the scenes to Lewis, who is a Leon County resident with a criminal history for burglary, theft and armed robbery.

On Thursday, Wakulla County deputies, with the assistance of the Leon County Sheriff's office, went to Lewis' home and arrested him. He was then booked into the Wakulla County Jail.