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Quincy Police Make Arrest in String of Overnight Car Break-Ins

Quincy Police Make Arrest in String of Overnight Car Break-Ins
Posted at 10:52 AM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 10:52:00-04

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) - A man has been arrested in connection to a string of overnight car break-ins.

The Quincy Police Department said that on May 16, they responded to a rash of 12 car break-ins on the North side of Quincy.

Most of the break-ins involved criminals entering unlocked cars and taking valuables such as money and a computer tablet. Two of the break-ins involved windows of cars being broken with bricks to gain entry.

The majority of the burglaries occurred near Bellamy Drive and W. Franklin Street.

While police spoke with victims in the Burmah Heights Neighborhood, they located a resident whose home security video system captured two people trying to break into cars on N. 10th Street.

Using this evidence and other information obtained during criminal interviews, Quincy Police have been able to place car burglary and theft charges on Jacob Arnett, 21, of Quincy.

Arnett was already being held in the Gadsden County Jail on other charges.

QPD is still investigating these cases and expect more arrests.

According to Chief Sapp “we are still working to identify the second accomplice who was with Arnett breaking into cars and need more information from the public”.

Anyone with information about these crimes or any crimes should contact Capt. Robert Mixson with the QPD Criminal Investigation Division at (850) 627-0138. You could receive a reward.