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Four arrested for string of auto burglaries

Apollo Beach

Man, teens accused of 30 auto burglaries

One man and three teen boys were arrested Friday in connection with 30 auto burglaries, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

The suspects stole gift cards, global positioning devices, laptops, shotguns and handicap placards from unlocked vehicles over the past two weeks. Deputies tracked down two of the teens using surveillance images of them trying to use a credit card stolen from an unlocked car in MiraBay subdivision, said Sgt. Robert LeBarge of the Sheriff's Office.

Matthew Dean Bruhn, 21, was charged with three counts of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, one count of burglary of an occupied conveyance and grand theft.

LeBarge said deputies recovered $20,000 in stolen property from Bruhn's Apollo Beach home Friday.

The three boys were treated as juveniles and were charged with 17 counts of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, five counts of grand theft firearm and armed burglary.

Four arrested for string of auto burglaries 12/30/11 [Last modified: Friday, December 30, 2011 10:37pm]

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