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UPDATE: Two arrested in Winter Garden home invasion

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HORIZON WEST — Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested two suspects they believe were involved in a Winter Garden home-invasion robbery.

Investigators have arrested Akeila Hinds, 24, and Gregory Jackson Jr., 28, in connection with the incident that occurred at about 4 a.m. July 8 at a home on Avenue of the Rushes, near the east shore of Lake Hancock, just west of Ficquette Road, in Independence.

Hinds was employed as a caregiver for the disabled homeowner. According to Sheriff's Office reports, she left a door unlocked to Jackson and a second masked man could enter the home and commit the crime.

Deputies said a child and three adults were home when the

intruders busted in. They put a woman and a child in a bathroom, tied up the homeowner's nephew, stole money and jewelry but did not injure the victims, deputies said.

A neighbor's surveillance camera recorded footage of the suspects walking in the neighborhood and then leaving by car.

Hinds was charged with principal to home invasion robbery with a firearm. She was released on bond July 9. Jackson was booked into the Orange County Jail July 11. A third suspect is still at large.

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