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Leon Detectives Arrest Two in Auto Repair Shop Burglaries

By: LCSO Release, Julie Montanaro Email
By: LCSO Release, Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED 8.22.2012 by Julie Montanaro

A Tallahassee auto repair shop has been ripped off twice in ten days.

The owner says one of the men arrested for the latest break in used to work for him.

Auto Doc just moved to a building on Blountstown Highway a few weeks ago. It has already been hit by burglars twice.

The owner says the first time, the burglars backed a customer's truck through a garage door. The second time they broke down the office door. Both entrances are still covered with plywood.

He says burglars stole about $30,000 worth of tools all together.

William Roberts and Donald Culler were arrested and charged with the second break in, which happened August 21st, after deputies discovered they tried to pawn some of the stolen tools.

LCSO Spokesman James McQuaig says the Roberts and Culler broke in and went back twice more the same night to retrieve more tools.

Auto Doc's owner says he has gotten some of his tools back, but not all of them.

McQuaig says the men have not been charged in connection with the first break in.
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Leon County, Florida - August 21, 2012 -

On August 21, 2012, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1217 Blountstown Highway in reference to a commercial burglary. Toby Sellers, the owner of Auto Doc, reported that someone had
broken into the business and stolen various tools used by the employees.

Later the same day, employees at Folmar’s Pawn Shop contacted law enforcement and advised that two men were attempting to sell tools that appeared to be stolen. Contact was established with William Roberts, 54, and Donald Culler, 35. The tools in question were confirmed stolen in the Auto Doc burglary and the two men were interviewed at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives learned that
the men broke into the business, took tools and then returned two additional times to get more tools. Both acknowledged their involvement in the burglaries. Roberts and Culler were taken to the Leon County Jail.

ARRESTED

William A. Roberts
54 years old
Charges: Burglary (3 counts), Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property

Donald E. Culler
35 years old
Charges: Burglary (3 counts), Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property


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