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Two arrested in series of break-ins in Hernando, Pasco counties

SPRING HILL — Two men who authorities say burglarized 30 homes and cars within nine hours have been arrested for the second time in a week.

Anthony Michael Moss, 20, and Justin Michael Nugent, 23, broke into 30 homes and cars in Hernando and Pasco counties between 9:20 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday, according to a release from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say Moss targeted Hernando and other counties over a period of at least two months.

Deputies stopped the pair on Saturday for driving with a broken tail light and arrested them when they discovered the car had been stolen from Masada Lane.

Nugent and Moss posted bail Sunday and walked to Barclay Avenue and Spring Hill Drive, then, according to the Sheriff's Office, they broke into cars and homes in Pristine Place, High Point and Woodland Waters before heading south.

Authorities said Moss showed detectives where the thefts occurred, and said he broke into homes while Nugent was lookout. Nugent is also linked to burglaries at empty homes with Moss.

Authorities said Moss targeted more than 100 houses. Moss reportedly said he broke into occupied houses because if the residents were home, their wallets and purses would be, too. Fourteen of the 30 thefts occurred while the victims were asleep.

That same night, Moss and Nugent also stole an unlocked Ford Focus after the keys had been left inside, the Sheriff's Office said.

The pair then drove to Pasco County, where Hillsborough County deputies arrested them about 6 a.m. Monday and booked them into the Hillsborough County Jail.

Two arrested in series of break-ins in Hernando, Pasco counties 05/27/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:11pm]
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