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3 men arrested after breaking into over 100 storage units, deputies say

Many of the stolen items have not been claimed

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Three 21-year-old men have been arrested after authorities said they broke into over 100 storage units and stole the items inside.

Deputies said they found 20 vehicle trailers damaged at North Orlando Storage.

After officials watched surveillance video, they noticed three men enter the fenced-in property and open trailer doors. Investigators say they stole bicycles, electronics, an air compressor, and more.

“Thankfully our detectives caught those bad guys and they’re in custody,” Orange County Sheriff John Mina said.

Jason Lott, Shamiles David and Jerry Francois are facing a slew of charges deputies said in a Tweet Thursday.

The owner of the storage company told deputies that he wanted to press charges and would testify in court.

A representative from the company told News 6 they’re now adding more cameras and lighting on property. They’ve also fixed the fence they say thieves damaged to make their way inside.

Marcus Brown owns a tree service and says he keeps his work items at Northwest Orlando Storage.

“I couldn’t do my work because I didn’t have my saws, I had to go buy new saws, new blowers, new everything,” he said.

Brown said he’s relieved to know that the men who deputies say stole his belongings were arrested and charged.

“They’re going to pay for their mistakes, karma is real,” Brown said.

Jerry Francois was arrested and charged with burglary of a conveyance, criminal mischief and petit theft. His bond is set at $3,700.

Jason Lott was arrested and charged with burglary of a structure. His bond was set at $3,500.

News 6 has requested the report for Shamiles David.

Detectives are asking the public to check their units and call 407-254-1010 if they notice something missing.

“We’re wanting people or victims to come forward to help identify some of their items,” Mina said.

Authorities said many of the stolen items have not been claimed.

Detectives are asking the public to check their units and call 407-254-1010 if you notice something missing.

Authorities said many of the stolen items have not been claimed.