Teenager charged as adult in Orange County burglary

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

Orange County investigators are trying to determine whether four teenagers they caught breaking into a home near Winter Park are connected to as many as two dozen other burglaries in the county.

One of the teenagers is being held without bond as an adult at the Orange County Jail.

Some of the suspects were also investigated for similar crimes last year in Volusia County.

Channel 9’s Renee Stoll talked to one of the victims from those cases and she couldn't believe the teenagers were out on the streets again less than a year later.

The woman said she became a victim of the teenagers burglarizing her DeBary neighborhood along with 30 other homes last year.

She said she found it even more disturbing that one of the teens arrested, 17-year-old Daquon Atkins, is  in trouble again for the same thing.

They may also be connected to as many as two dozen more burglaries in Orange County.

Undercover deputies caught Atkins and three others boys aged 16 and 17 breaking into a home near Wymore Road.

The deputies followed the Cadillac the teens were in to a dumpster where they found a stolen computer.

When the teens were pulled over, deputies found stolen jewelry, phones, drugs, a replica gun and a real gun.

Just five months after his arrest in DeBary Atkins was caught during a break-in in College Park.

He’s supposed to go to court for that next month and is being tried as an adult.

With more serious charges of armed burglary and having a gun while committing a felony, he could be facing prison time.

As for the other teens, they were charged as minors.

Their records are confidential, unless the state attorney's office moves the charges to adult court.