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

Three suspects arrested after burglary at Ocoee Walmart

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

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Tim Freed was the managing editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and the Southwest Orange Observer. 


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