Man back on streets hours after allegedly burglarizing Apopka home

Neighbors concerned man may be linked to other break-ins

By Vanessa Araiza - Reporter

APOPKA, Fla. - Residents in an Apopka neighborhood are on alert after a recent break-in.

Theodore Williams, 30, is accused of breaking into a home in the Sweetwater West subdivision Monday around 11:30 a.m. He was arrested, but residents are concerned because he was released on bond hours later.

According to an incident report, the homeowner watched Williams inside his house via surveillance video linked to his phone and called 911.

The homeowner was able to grab a screenshot of Williams, who was wearing a white bandanna to cover his face, before his cameras were disconnected, the report stated.

When deputies arrived, they said they found a white Chevrolet Impala that was" tactically parked" with its engine still running in front of the victim's house. The car was registered to Williams, who was seen running away by a witness, officials said.

Williams was caught and taken into custody but bonded out of jail before the day's end. 

Residents in the area are wondering if Williams is connected to other break-ins in the area that took place last month. 

Ralph Seeram, who lives nearby, said he's watching his grandkids a little more closely when they play outside. 

"When you hear something that close that's right here you know you have to be careful," Seeram said. "It's kind of scary because this is basically a quiet neighborhood."

 

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