Thursday, May 14, 2015

Teens Charged With Titusville Searstown Mall Burglary

TITUSVILLE, Florida - Titusville Police have arrested five juveniles in connection with several burglaries that occurred at the Titusville Searstown Mall at approximately 1 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

According to Titusville police, the mall's maintenance staff discovered the burglaries early Saturday morning. Four vendors in the mall, which consisted of three kiosks and one retail store, were subject to property damage and theft, police say.

Hours after the burglaries were discovered, a police officer spotted a knife allegedly stolen from one of the businesses on a suspicious person with whom he had made contact. Detectives say that they were able to confirm that the knife was an item stolen from the Eagle Talon Sharp store inside the mall. That led to several leads and charges on six local juveniles. Five juveniles ranging in ages from 12 to 15-years-old have been arrested - while one 17-year-old still remains at large. All the juveniles are from Titusville, Florida.

Most of the property that was stolen from the businesses has been recovered, according to police.

Police are urging anyone with information about this crime to call the Titusville Police Department at (321) 264-7800  or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.


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