• Three charged in Windermere home invasion, robbery; warrant issued for 4th suspect


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Three men who deputies caught cutting through a chain link fence at an upscale Windermere house have been charged in an April home invasion in the city, according to Windermere police.

    Orange County deputies arrested Frank Bower Jr., 54, of Oviedo, Andres Perez, 44, and Johnathan Contreras, 27, both of Collier County, Monday night after being caught in the backyard of a home on Kilgore Road in Windermere. Deputies said the men were dressed in black clothing, black gloves and wore black masks.

    On April 30, three men dressed in all black robbed two homeowners as the pair arrived at their home on Lake Butler Boulevard in Windermere. The three men tied the pair up, and stole cash and other valuables.

    Thursday Channel 9 reported that investigators said they believe the three men are also responsible for a half-dozen similar crimes that stretch from Naples to Windermere.

    On Friday investigators announced that they are searching for a fourth suspect in the robberies. They said an arrest warrant has been issued for Henry Contreras, 44, who is believed to be a part of the robbery ring.

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