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West Orange Times & Observer Monday, Jun. 1, 2020 2 months ago

Four arrested in West Oaks Mall burglary

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The suspects were taken to the Orange County Jail; one of the suspects is out on $5,000 bail.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Ocoee police have arrested four individuals in the early-morning burglary and theft Sunday, May 31, at the West Oaks Mall in Ocoee.

According to the arrest report, taken into custody were Jamar Gerald Hakeem Toler, 24, of Panama City; Donte Duane Sylvester, 22, of Winter Garden; Sara Katherine Perkins, 18, of Orlando; and Joe Alfonzo Lee Frazier, 18, of Orlando.

All four were charged with burglary of an occupied structure, criminal mischief, petit theft and resisting an officer without violence.

According to the Orange County Jail booking report, Frazier was released Sunday evening.

In a report filed by Ocoee police officers Joshua Bode and Justin Vorheis, officers responded to a report of a large group of vehicles driving recklessly and circling the parking lot of the mall, at 9401 W. Colonial Drive. Officers discovered broken glass doors on the west entrance to the mall and a large group of people, who tried to run from police.

Officers captured the four, who were on foot, the report states.

A .40-caliber Glock handgun and a magazine with 12 rounds were found on the mall floor, according to the report, and officers discovered multiple businesses inside with broken entrances and missing merchandise. A jewelry kiosk also was damaged and missing merchandise, and items from a cell phone kiosk were found in the parking lot.

Security guard Gracia Miller was inside the mall when the burglary occurred and said he is pressing charges.

Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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