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White, Christmas Arrested in Tallahassee Store Burglaries

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Dec 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriffs Office made three arrests for five recent store burglaries Monday.

Tallahassee Police say that the burglaries took place at locations that were closed for business. The "Quick N Save" at 416 East Tennessee Street, the Marathon Gas Station at 3626 Mahan Drive, and the Sunoco Gas Station at 4977 Capital Circle Southwest all had the front glass door shattered and items stolen from within.

TPD says that the Leon County Sheriff's Office responded to the Express Lane on Blountstown Highway due to another burglary where the front glass door was also shattered.

Police say that they were monitoring the area because of the recent burglaries, including the Exxon Gas Station on West Tharpe Street.

While police were there,  a TPD Sergeant says that he observed two people throw a piece of cinder block at the front door that shattered the glass. They then entered the store.

The accomplices' names? White and Christmas. 

28-year-old Darren White and 17-year-old Lamont Christmas were arrested at the gas station, according to TPD.

Another person was arrested adjacent to the gas station, 31-year-old Diane Collins was found waiting inside a car for White and Christmas.

Adjacent to the Exxon Gas Station, a female accomplice identified as Diane Collins was located, sitting inside a vehicle waiting for White and Christmas. All three suspects were taken into custody.

If anyone has information about this case, please call TPD at (850) 891-4200 or LCSO at (850) 606-3300.