Two teens arrested in burglaries at Tallahassee businesses

Reginald L. Wilson II
Reginald L. Wilson II(WCTV)
Published: Oct. 3, 2018 at 8:20 AM EDT
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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News

October 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Two teenagers are facing charges after police said they burglarized two businesses in Tallahassee early Tuesday morning.

According to the Tallahassee Police Department, officers responded to the PeoplesSouth Bank on Capital Circle Northeast in reference to a burglary. A burglary at SAM, LLC on Pablo Avenue was reported soon after. Officers were alerted to the second burglary because of an alarm system.

Police said two suspects who were found inside SAM, LLC tried to run away from officers, but were arrested after a short foot chase.

18-year-old Reginald L. Wilson II and a 17-year-old boy have each been charged with two counts of burglary of an unoccupied structure, possession of burglary tools and resisting an officer without violence.

Wilson was booked into the Leon County Detention Facility.

The 17-year-old was transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center. WCTV is choosing not to reveal his identity because he is a minor.

TPD is reminding local business owners to do what they can to prevent their property from becoming a target.

“There is something that we call in crime prevention the crime prevention triangle. And there are three things that criminals have to have in order to commit a crime,” said Officer Rachelle Denmark. "The ability to do the crime, the desire to commit the crime and the opportunity. If we take away the opportunity to commit that crime, they may want to do it, they may be able to do it, but they're not going to do it."

Denmark suggests local business owners purchase a security system.

Other options include better lighting, making sure your business has a solid door and keeping any landscape trimmed down. TPD also offers free surveys of your property to pinpoint any features that may make you more prone to becoming a target.