SCSO arrests man for burglaries at Northgate near UCF
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Saturday after he allegedly burglarized two units at Northgate Lakes Apartments.
The suspect, 27-year-old Christopher Woods, has also been linked to a burglary that occurred at the same complex Feb. 11, according to a report from SCSO.
Around 6 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a call from a woman who said she heard someone trying to open the door to the apartment she was staying in, as well as another unit next door. The door to the unit she called from was locked, however, and the suspect was unable to enter.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they found that the unit next door had indeed been burglarized while its residents slept. The suspect entered through an unlocked door, and reportedly made off with a guitar, wallet and computer.
As more deputies responded to the incident, they noticed a suspicious vehicle with its headlines turned off attempting to leave the complex. With the driver — later found to be Woods — unable to produce any identification, the deputies searched his car and found several of the stolen items. Additional items were also found stashed in one of the complex's stairwells.
Woods was arrested on two counts of burglary to an occupied dwelling and two counts of grand theft. After it was discovered he was "responsible" for a previous incident at the complex, he was also charged with burglary to an occupied residence and petit theft, the report states.
Through surveillance videos, investigators found evidence of Woods using stolen credit cards at several area locations, linking him to the Feb. 11 incident.
He was booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility and currently remains in custody on a $46,250 bond. Investigators are still looking into whether Woods was connected with more burglaries in the area.