By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 12, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff's Office have announced the joint arrest of a teenager who was caught in the act of burglarizing a vehicle.
Officials arrested 19-year-old Shaloom Robertson on charges of burglary and grand theft.
Authorities say units from both TPD and LCSO noticed an increase in reported auto thefts and burglaries along the 600 block of West Madison and Saint Augustine Streets.
The break-ins began in February and during several burglaries, video evidence depicted a male committing the crimes while on foot and riding a bicycle in the early morning hours.
On Monday at 3:40 a.m., investigators and detectives observed a suspect enter a parking lot in the 600 block of Madison Street on a bicycle. Authorities say the suspect, later identified as Robertson, was observed entering three residential carports below occupied residences and was apprehended while he was burglarizing a vehicle.
Officials say Robertson was found to be in possession of a laptop stolen from another previously unreported burglary.
Robertson was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility and is facing charges of three counts of burglary of a dwelling while unarmed, burglary of a structure or conveyance while unarmed, possession of burglary tools with intent to use, grand theft of more than $300 but less than $5,000 and violation of felony probation.