TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Tallahassee man has been arrested for his connection to a string of car burglaries on West Madison and Saint Augustine Streets that began in February.
Shaloom Robertson, 19, was arrested on Monday.
The Tallahassee Police Department and Leon County Sheriff’s Office Joint Property Crimes Task Force along with the TPD Crime Analysis Unit noticed an uptick in reported car thefts and burglaries along the 600 block of West Madison and Saint Augustine Streets.
According to authorities, these crimes started in February and maintained a steady pace through the ensuing weeks. During some of the burglaries, video evidence showed Robertson committing the crimes while on foot and riding a bicycle in the early morning hours.
On Monday at about 3:40 a.m., authorities were conducting cooperative surveillance in the area and saw Robertson enter the parking lot of 614 Madison Street on a bicycle. He then hid his bike on the premise and began looking around the complex.
Robertson was eventually arrested in the act of burglarizing one of the premises. He was found to be in possession of a laptop stolen from another previously unreported burglary.
Robertson is being charged with three counts of Burglary Occupied Dwelling, Burglary Conveyance, Possession of Burglary Tools, Grand Theft, and Violation of Felony Probation (Burglary).
He was taken to the Leon County Detention Facility. A follow-up investigation is ensuing for additional charges.