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Orlando police seize $367,000 worth of stolen merchandise from storage units

Police said 223 bottles of stolen wine estimated at $10,000 were also found

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department has a man in custody after officers seized $367,000 worth of stolen merchandise from storage units.

Police said this past Thursday, Property Detectives and the Special Enforcement Division executed a search warrant on several units at Public Storage on South Goldenrod Road.

Investigators said they obtained the warrant after information they discovered from a property crime investigation involving a ring of retail theft suspects going back to incidents from July of 2019.

Officers said the warrant was on units under the control of 40-year-old Carlos Negron.

Authorities said the following stolen items were found in storage units:

  • 6,911 items worth $189,571 from Walmart
  • 292 items worth $40,030 from Home Depot
  • 1,606 pairs of shoes worth $136,493.94 from Ross
    • Most of the shoes were Nike brand
  • 32 items worth $1,003.66 from TJ Maxx and Marshalls
  • 17 items worth $617 from Publix

Police said 223 bottles of stolen wine estimated at $10,000 were also found.

Investigators said they also found four stolen guns, heroin, cocaine, and $50,891 in cash.

Authorities said Negron tried to leave the scene when officers tried to detain him.

He was caught during a pursuit, according to police.

Negron has been charged with:

  • Trafficking in cocaine
  • Trafficking in heroin
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of ammunition by a convicted felon
  • Fleeing police
  • Resisting officer without violence
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

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