Tampa burglar stole garage door openers from unlocked vehicles to enter homes, deputies say

Quentin Hargrove, 21, faces burglary charges in cases investigated by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Tampa Police Department.
Quentin Hargrove, 21, faces burglary charges for stealing garage door openers from vehicles and using them to enter houses, deputies said. [Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]
Quentin Hargrove, 21, faces burglary charges for stealing garage door openers from vehicles and using them to enter houses, deputies said. [Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]
Published April 25
Updated April 25

TAMPA — Deputies said they arrested a burglar who stole remote garage door openers from unlocked vehicles and used them to enter homes.

Quentin Hargrove, 21, faces four counts of burglary of an occupied dwelling, six counts of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and several other charges, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Between midnight and 7 a.m. Friday, deputies responded to reports of home and vehicle burglaries in a Northdale area neighborhood along the 4000 block of Pennsbury Drive.

The Sheriff’s Office said it learned that the Tampa Police Department had been investigating similar cases recently in the New Tampa area.

Detectives said they identified Hargrove as a suspect and arrested him at about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at E Fowler Avenue and Leroy Collins Boulevard, near the entrance to the University of South Florida.

Authorities remind residents to keep their vehicles lock and encouraged them not to leave their remote garage door openers inside.

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