Deputies catch 2 men they say were burglarizing homes



OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - Osceola County deputies said they caught two men believed to be behind a number of home burglaries.

The Neptune Pointe subdivision was targeted.

Once the suspects were in cuffs, investigators say they confessed.

Detectives are trying to determine if they're responsible for any more.

One homeowner who didn't want to be identified showed the damage burglars did when they kicked his door and stole his laptop and his watch.

Deputies believe these men Antonio Torres and Claudio Fernandez are responsible for the break-in and more than a dozen others in Osceola County.

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office said there were about 15 reports of unoccupied burglaries in nearby subdivisions.

Detectives said the suspects would go up to homes they believed were empty, knock and if no one answered, they would kick in the door or smash a window to get inside where they would grab electronics, jewelry and whatever else they could get their hands on.

Investigators said they started closing in on the suspects and they set up surveillance and watched as the men broke into a home.

When they walked out the house carrying the home owners' belongings, deputies were waiting. Caught red handed, the guys were then arrested.

Detectives said Torres even hit homes in the subdivision where he lived.