Man accused of stealing Christmas presents, diamond ring from Tarpon Springs home

TARPON SPRINGS — Officers arrested a man Wednesday accused of stealing a diamond ring, guitars and wrapped Christmas presents from a Tarpon Springs home, police said.

On Tuesday evening, a burglary was reported in the 1300 block of Castleworks Lane. About $11,000 worth of items was stolen, including a 51-inch TV, a diamond ring valued at $4,000 and a dog bed, Tarpon Springs police said.

Detectives eventually determined that Frisco Dillon Serrao, a neighbor, was involved in the burglary, police said. About 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, they found Serrao at Dan's Pawn Shop on Pinellas Avenue, where he was trying to pawn some of the stolen goods, according to police.

Serrao, 18, faces charges of burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property.

On Dec. 12, Serrao had been arrested on an unrelated charge of grand theft of a firearm. He was out on bail when the Tuesday night burglary occurred.

Serrao was booked into the Pinellas County jail, where he remained Friday on $25,000 bail.

Man accused of stealing Christmas presents, diamond ring from Tarpon Springs home 12/20/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 20, 2013 7:44pm]

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