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TPD: Man broke into multiple Tallahassee homes and stole $17K in jewelry, property

Posted at 1:39 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 14:09:44-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A man was arrested after police connected him to a string of burglaries in the northeast Tallahassee area where more than $17,000 worth of jewelry and property was stolen out of several homes.

The Tallahassee Police Department says they have been investigating a string of burglaries that have recently been occurring where more than $17,000 in jewelry and property had been stolen from homes.

After reviewing video footage and pawn activity, investigators were able to link Daniel Ellis, 31, with the burglaries.

The crimes occurred in the 700 block of Piedmont Drive, the 3500 block of Limerick Drive, and the 2400 block of Blarney Way.

Police say Ellis would force entry into unoccupied homes and steal jewelry and other easily carried items before fleeing in his vehicle.

TPD connected Eliis to four break-ins so far but says he is suspected of several more.

Due to his extensive history the case was forwarded to TPD’s Career Criminal Unit, an element of the US Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Investigators with the task force apprehended Ellis Wednesday afternoon.

Based on the evidence, Ellis was arrested and transported to the Leon County Detention Facility. He is facing several charges including grand theft, fraud and burglary.

Although some of the jewelry was recovered, police say much of it is unaccounted for.

If anyone has information regarding Ellis or this case, please call TPD at 850-891-4200 or Crimestoppers at 850-574 TIPS (8477).