VIDEO: Titusville Police Seek Suspect In Hickory Hill Vehicle Burglaries Investigation

By  //  August 25, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: Titusville Police Detectives are investigating a string of vehicle burglaries in the Hickory Hill neighborhood in Titusville. (Titusville Police Surveillance Video)

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Franklin Merritt, 19, of 145 Park Lane, Titusville, Florida, is wanted for three Counts of Burglary to an Unoccupied Conveyance and one count of Petit Theft. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Titusville Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Franklin Merritt in connection with the vehicle burglaries investigation in the Hickory Hill neighborhood.

Merritt, 19, of 145 Park Lane in Titusville, is wanted for three Counts of Burglary to an Unoccupied Conveyance and one count of Petit Theft, according to Amy Matthews of the Titusville Police Department.

Police have been investigating a recent string of vehicle burglaries in the Hickory Hill neighborhood located in Titusville.

“Two surveillance videos show what appears to be three juveniles entering two unlocked vehicles and stealing items from them,” said Matthews in a release.

“A third vehicle on the surveillance video reveals that the thieves do not enter because it is locked.”

Titusville police are urging residents to always lock their vehicles, garages, sheds and houses.

A staggering 85% of burglaries are committed on vehicles that are not locked.

John Lau

John Lau

“We could virtually stop all vehicle burglaries if we just took a little more time to make it more difficult for these opportunistic thieves,” said Titusville Police Chief John Lau. 

Titusville Police Detectives are asking for public help, and if you have any information on Merritt or other suspects in the video, please contact the Titusville Police Department at 321-264-7800.

You can also visit Crimeline.org or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.

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ABOVE MAP: The Titusville Police Department is investigating a recent string of vehicle burglaries in the Hickory Hills neighborhood in Titusville. 


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