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Tallahassee man accused of committing 9 car burglaries in one day

LCSO: Tallahassee man arrested for multiple vehicle burglaries
Posted at 11:40 AM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 06:45:35-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - An 18-year-old is behind bars after deputies connected he and three other teens to a string of early morning car burglaries in a Tallahassee neighborhood last weekend. 

Selvin Daniels, 18, was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Sunday on some of the charges. Additional charges were filed against him Wednesday and Thursday.

According to an arrest document, Daniels, along with three juveniles, were spotted by a Leon County deputy inside a gray Kia Soul on Dec. 16. Investigators say the same car had been captured on video the night before and was identified as the suspect vehicle in multiple car burglaries.

Inside the car, deputies found stolen property that connected Daniels and the juveniles to eight different vehicle burglaries. 

Documents say that in several of the vehicle burglaries, Daniels and the other teens were seen on video pulling on vehicle door handles in a neighborhood on Harpers Ferry Drive, just off Centerville Road.

Among the items stolen were handguns, ammunition, a hoverboard, a passport, credit cards, an Apple Watch and an iPad.

He faces charges of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance while unarmed (9 counts), armed burglary, grand theft of a firearm, and grand theft of $300 or more but less than $5,000. In total, Daniels is facing 32 counts related to the burglary. 

He remained in the Leon County Detention Center on Friday on a $ 41,000 bond. The court document said the other three teens also face charges for the burglaries, though they have not been charged as adults.