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Troopers break up Smash & Grab Theft Ring

recovered propertysuspect's vehicleActing on a BOLO (Be On Look Out) issued by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office for a 2007 Cadillac Sedan, FHP Troopers in Manatee County spotted the Cadillac and followed it into Hillsborough County where the driver was stopped by waiting troopers on I-75. The occupants in the vehicle were wanted in connection to a number of smash & grab style vehicle burglaries from all over Florida.

Troopers recovered the property of 36 individuals from Broward, Miami-Dade, Lee, Sarasota, Manatee, Pasco, and Orange counties. Property included purses, driver licenses, credit cards, debit cards, check books, gift cards, sunglasses, and miscellaneous receipts and papers. The three suspects were arrested without incident by FHP Troopers.