An investigation is under way into more than 50 car burglaries that Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives say a Palm Harbor teenager has admitted to committing, most of which occurred in Clearwater.
Kyle Allen Terry, 19, was arrested and charged with dealing in stolen property on April 15, according to deputies.
Terry is accused of going to Gold Pros, 27001 U.S. 19 in Clearwater, on Feb. 8 and pawning two gold rings and a silver coin, according to an arrest affidavit. He received $200 for the items. The affidavit also said that Terry knew the items were stolen from a car.
Deputies say when they arrested Terry, he admitted to breaking in to 50-60 cars and stealing money and jewelry from them. The burglaries occurred from January to the end of February in 2013, according to the affidavit.
A detective who is working the case, says the burglaries are still under investigation and additional details are not being released at this time. The detective did say that a majority of the burglaries are thought to have happened in Clearwater, east of U.S. 19.
Terry is also accused of a car burglary in Palm Harbor. Deputies arrested him on April 16, and charged him with one count of burglary. According to the arrest affidavit, Terry broke into a 2000 Dodge Dakota at 551 15th Street on March 16. He stole a cell phone, sunglasses and $200 in cash.
The victim confronted Terry, but did not chase him. The victim later identified Terry when detectives showed him photos of possible suspects. Deputies say Terry was questioned about the crime and blamed someone else, however, he had the sunglasses and cell phone with him at the time.
Terry was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on April 16 and was released on April 23 after posting $3,500 bond, according to jail records.
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