ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – According to Police, in one month’s time, four separate burglary sprees in Zephyrhills net the arrest of six juveniles, with at least two suspects remaining at large.
Between February 22nd and March 20th, 2021, four separate burglary sprees have occurred in Zephyrhills, Florida. Law enforcement is asking the public for information related to these crimes as well as cautioning the public to lock their doors and stay vigilant.
On Feb. 22, 2021, four-car burglaries took place around 11 pm in the areas of 5th Ave to 3rd Ave and 9th St to 20th St; three vehicles and one shed were broken into resulting in stolen items including a wallet and a bike valued at $5,000.
Both have been recovered and returned to the owners. Two suspects were arrested in connection with two of the burglaries. The investigation remains open on the remaining two burglaries.
On Feb. 28, 2021, three-car burglaries took place around 10th and 11th Streets and 13th Ave. A juvenile was arrested in connection with these burglaries.
On March 15, 2021, nine burglaries occurred in which several items were stolen including a golf cart in the Emerald Point mobile home park. A pick-up truck was stolen and used as the getaway car, and a separate stolen vehicle was found in the area; stolen from Lake County and believed to be the transportation the suspect used to get to Zephyrhills.
The suspect fled in the stolen truck, resulting in a multi-agency car chase concluding when the Ocoee Police Department recovered the stolen truck; the suspect fled the scene and is at large. Zephyrhills Police Department is still working on this investigation. The suspect is believed to be a skinny white male with tattoos and appears younger than age 55.
On March 20, 2021, thirteen burglaries occurred between the hours of 4:30 am and 7:00 am between South Ave to C Ave and 9th St to 20th St. Among the stolen items; a purse, diaper bag, RC car, wallet, shoes, and Airpods.
A multi-agency response including Zephyrhills Police Department and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of a juvenile male, found hiding under a rotting carpet in the woods behind the train depot.
Zephyrhills Police Department is asking the public for any information or tips related to the burglaries on Feb. 22 and March 15. Please report information to (813) 780-0050, Option 1. The public is urged to lock their vehicles and to report any suspicious activity or people to law enforcement.