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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 2 weeks ago

Three suspects arrested after burglary at Ocoee Walmart

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Maurice Whyte, Keniece Wyche and Jaquilla Edwards were arrested after reportedly stealing Apple iPhones from a display case.
by: Tim Freed Managing Editor

Three suspects were arrested Monday, Feb. 10, after reportedly stealing 30 Apple iPhones from a Walmart in Ocoee — along with more merchandise from a Walmart in Kissimmee.

Officers from the Ocoee Police Department, with help from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office,  arrested Maurice Whyte, Keniece Wyche and Jaquilla Edwards for burglary of a structure and grand theft.

According to a statement from the Ocoee Police Department, the three suspects entered the Walmart at 10500 W. Colonial Drive, broke into a locked display case and stole 30 iPhones. 

Ocoee Police say that Wyche distracted a Walmart associate and Edwards acted as a lookout while Whyte forced his way into the display case behind a sales counter.

After the burglary, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office located the suspects as they unloaded the stolen merchandise at a hotel on International Drive. The suspects were also in possession of 15 stolen Apple Watches and 10 stolen Apple iPads from a Walmart in Kissimmee. 

Edwards and Wyche have since bonded out of the Orange County Jail, while Whyte is still in custody.

Tim Freed is the Managing Editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. He previously spent six years covering the Winter Park/Maitland area and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida....

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