COPS CORNER 12.19.16

Three men drove all the way from Miami to commit a series of crimes, and an Ocoee man tried hiding stolen merchandise under his bed covers.
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Dec. 19, 2016

WINTER GARDEN

Dec. 7

13730 block of W. Colonial Drive: A Chase bank employee had recognized an elderly man from a BOLO notice sent out earlier in the day. The BOLO warned of an elderly man with multiple fake driver licenses and legitimate social security numbers visiting multiple Chase locations. The elderly man was trying to withdraw $1,500 when a suspicious bank clerk asked him for the password to his account. When the elderly man stated he did not know the password, the clerk had other employees stall him while police officers arrived. It was discovered the elderly man had been dropped off by a black Cadillac. The two men in the black Cadillac were also arrested and transported to WGPD for questioning. Both men denied knowing the elderly man or being involved in the crime. It was later revealed that all three men were from Miami and lived between 1 and 4 miles from each other. 

OCOEE

Dec. 8

10500 block of W. Colonial drive: A black man and white woman were observed stealing various items during their visit to a Walmart shopping center. The two thieves browsed the meat department, baby department and garden department, where they placed all the items from their shopping cart into a black backpack and white purse. When the thieves attempted to exit the Walmart, an asset protection officer stopped them. The woman came back inside with the officer, but the man fled the scene. A responding police officer obtained house keys from the white woman and went in search for the man and stolen items. Upon entering the apartment, the man was found hiding in the closet. When the officer checked under the bed covers, he discovered the stolen beer, baby clothes and detergent in a pile. The stolen merchandise amounted to a total of $62.14. 

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