• Kissimmee police arrest two men suspected in several convenience store burglaries


    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Two men suspected to be responsible for several convenience store burglaries across central Florida are behind bars Thursday, according to Kissimmee police.

    Police said Kalvain Tatum, 35, and Michael Aldridge, 23, both of Apopka, were arrested early Thursday morning, following a convenience store burglary in Kissimmee.

    According to police, an officer saw a truck speeding away from the One Stop convenience store on North Michigan Avenue at around 1:30 a.m. After confirming the store had been burglarized the officer notified other units.

    Police said the driver and passengers of the truck bailed out of their vehicle in a wooded area across the road from Gatorland.

    According to police, Tatum and Aldridge were apprehended, but two other people escaped.

    One of the men captured was treated for dog bite wounds from an Osceola County K-9.

    The two men were booked into the Orange County Jail on a number of charges including burglary to an unoccupied structure causing more than $1,000 in damage and conspiracy to commit grand theft. They are being held on no bond.

    Police said they believe Tatum and Aldridge are responsible for five convenience store burglaries in Kissimmee and two in Osceola County.

    Detectives are working to see if the two are responsible for more burglaries across central Florida.

    Detective said they are searching for the other two people who fled the vehicle.

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