Sarasota, Florida -- The resident of a Sarasota home can finally sleep easy because it appears police have caught the person responsible for breaking into their home not just once, but three times in less than a month's time.
Sarasota Police say Francisco Barron broke into the home in the 1700 block of 9th Street for the first time on Oct. 22 through a back door. He allegedly stole two laptop computers, two flat screen TVs, a Playstation and $50 in change.
During their investigation, officers interviewed Barron who told them he saw two black men go into his neighbor's yard during the time frame the burglary occurred.
Despite Barron's claim, the officer included in her report Barron lived next door to the victim, is addicted to drugs and that she believed was responsible for the burglary to support his drug habit.
The second and third burglary happened within a week of each other in November in which a pair of Oakley sunglasses, a Vizio flat screen TV, cash and change were stolen. After the third burglary, the resident said told police they suspected Barron was the culprit because he had tried to sell them items they believed were stolen in the past.
During their investigation, detectives found the stolen items at a pawn shop and were able to link Barron and an accomplice, identified as Theresa Guerrero-Gutierrez, with pawning the items.
During questioning, police say Barron, 24, admitted to committing the burglaries to support his drug habit. He was charged with 3 burglaries, 3 counts dealing in stolen property, and 2 counts fraudulent information on a pawn slip.
If you have any information on these crimes, please contact Detective Llovio at 941-364-7336.