Â Â Â "The police said we probably wouldn't get it back," Kerry Desanto said.
Â Â Â Â And usually, in most burglary cases, victims don't get their stuff back.
Â Â Â Â But when Dylan Desanto's bike was stolen from the back of his dad's pickup truck... deputies found it and returned it.
Â Â Â Â But he says that didn't calm his fears.
Â Â Â Â "I thought they might break into the house or something," Desanto said.
Â Â Â Â Â Many other residents of the Fletcher's Mill subdivision in Jonesville were among the 40 victims of car burglaries during a three-day crime spree, beginning last Wednesday night.
Â Â Â Â "We thought it was pretty safe," Kerry Desanto, Dylan's mom, said.
Â Â Â Â "It's a little bit of a higher end neighborhood where people don't think about something like that occurring in their neighborhood," Detective Chris Sims, of the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, said.
Â Â Â Â Â Detective Sims says the burglaries were crimes of opportunity... people were shutting their doors and forgetting to lock them.
Â Â Â Â Brandon HughesÂ and Marcus Houser were arrested Saturday for the crimes... and Alachua County Sheriff's deputies say they have identified three more suspects.
Â Â Â Â Deputies say the thieves were probably targeting expensive holiday gifts.
Â Â Â Â "Ipods, digital cameras, laptops.Â Things they could sell," Det. Sims said.
Â Â Â Â Detectives say they will have a meeting Tuesday to make sure as many victims as possible can get their stuff back.
Â Â Â Â And they say if you've had something stolen but haven't reported it, you need to contact the sheriff's office.
Â Â Â Â 'To make sure we track down any piece ofÂ property that we have a lead on," Det. Sims said.Â Â Â Â
Â Â Â Â As for Desanto, he says he hopes his bike...or anything else... won't be stolen again.
Â Â Â Â He says he plans on keeping all his toys in the garage.
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