North Port, Fla. (FOX 13) - This Sunday wasn’t the relaxing day Krista Milligan had in mind.
“We got a knock on the door at four o'clock in the morning from the North Port Police Department telling us that our cars had been broken into," Milligan said.
The passenger window of her husband’s truck was shattered, and everything was shuffled around. But Milligan wasn’t the only victim on the street.” “They then broke into all three of our neighbors cars,” Milligan said.
In fact, she wasn’t even one of a dozen."It just keeps going, about 50 people,” she said.
Fifty residents of this North Port neighborhood had cars broken into in the early hours of Sunday morning. In some cases, multiple vehicles per residence.
Police Commander, Jason Richter estimates anywhere from 75 to 100 vehicles were burglarized. The police were able to catch the suspects after 4:30 a.m., when one homeowner caught them in the act.
"We swarmed the area, and we apprehended four people; three of whom were arrested for armed burglary,” Richter said.
Two of the suspects, Jewery Thomas and Caleb Garman, were 18 years old. The third was fifteen years old. Police believe the three were the only ones involved. The department is currently working to reunite the stolen items with their owners.
“Owners will describe what was lost, we will match that up with what we located, and we'll go through the identification process,” Richter said.