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Florida teen with ankle monitor burglarized vehicles, deputies say

Data from the monitor placed him at the location of three of the crimes, officials say.
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BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — A 16-year-old boy was arrested after burglarizing vehicles, and Hernando County deputies say they caught him because he was wearing an ankle monitor.

On June, several vehicle burglaries were reported in the Hill N' Dale neighborhood in Brooksville. Then on July 7, an armed vehicle burglary was reported in the same area.

Surveillance video shows the suspect was wearing what appeared to be an ankle monitor.

Detectives were able to identify the suspect, who had been released from jail on June 24 and was required to wear a monitor as a condition of his release.

Detectives obtained the tracking information for the device and found he had been at the location of three burglaries when they took place. 

On July 9, the suspect was arrested. He refused to identify any accomplices.

The suspect is charged with armed burglary of a conveyance, grand theft and two counts of burglary of a conveyance. His bail was set at $11,000.

10News is not identifying the suspect because of his age.

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