Teens arrested after rash of car break-ins in College Park, Florida Hospital garage



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orlando police are working to piece together a rash of car break-ins overnight in the College Park area.

One of the spots targeted by thieves was the parking garage at Florida Hospital. 

People had their valuables stolen out of their cars parked inside the garage on North Orange Avenue, the hospital’s main campus, at about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Two teenagers have been arrested. Authorities say they were caught just down the street riding their bikes with a bunch of loot.

There were six car break-ins to the area and police are working to see if the cases are connected, but they said it’s too early to tell.

“I would hope they have a system for monitoring it in today’s world,” said visitor David Cox. “Security devices are so inexpensive and accessible; I would think video monitoring would be expected.”

Channel 9 looked at security inside the garage and spotted security cameras by the elevators. Within 15 minutes, security guards asked our crew to leave.

A Florida Hospital spokeswoman would not reveal security measures, including whether there is 24-hour staff surveillance of the parking garages.

Visitors, who paid to park inside, told Channel 9’s Anthony DiLorenzo that they hope their money is being put to good use.

“If I’m paying for parking I’d expected added security for that value,” said visitor Kelly Canute.