2 arrested in connection with Port Charlotte burglaries
FOX 4 Staff
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Charlotte County detectives arrested two men connected to three Port Charlotte home burglaries.
Jordan Simon Johnson of Deep Creek and Joshua Roy Robinson of Sarasota, both 22, on six felony charges each, one for Burglary, two for Armed Burglary and three for Grand Theft. Johnson has been in the jail since Septrmnrt 6th on previous multiple Burglary, Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, and Fraud for False Ownership on Pawn Item charges.
Johnson also has two additional Violation of Probation charges. Robinson was first arrested Tuesday on a Violation of Probation charge prior to the six new felony charges. Johnson and Robinson reportedly would break into houses daily to support their drug habits.
A home in the 200 block of Northview Street, Port Charlotte, was broken into twice, on May 1st and May 2nd. The other was on May 6th 6 in the 400 block of Birchcrest Boulevard, Port Charlotte. In the Northview Street home on May 1st, a laptop computer, a handgun, a shotgun and $170 in loose change were stolen. The next day, a small safe, two shotguns, a handgun, jewelry and $1,000 cash was stolen.
In the May 6th burglary, a rear window was smashed to gain entry and a small safe, jewelry and $3,000 in cash were stolen. CCSO Crime Scene lifted a fingerprint from broken glass and on June 25, it was positively identified as belonging to Robinson.
Detectives continue their investigations and more charges are expected to be filed in these and other home burglary cases.