2 Arrested, 1 Missing In Early Morning Burglary
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Gainesville Police arrested two men in an early morning burglary at the Best Buy on Archer Road.
Shortly after 3 a.m. this morning, officers responded to an alarm at the business and discovered a hole in the back wall of the store behind a dumpster.
As officers arrived, one man fled on foot and another was stopped.
Officers arrested 16-year-old William Brookins on site as a chase began for the other man, later identified as 22-year-old Breyon Gilbert a.k.a "Smoke Lotto," who ran into a wooded, swampy area near the Windmeadows Mobile Home Park.
Two K-9 teams and the ASO/GPD helicopter were called in to search for Gilbert.
They discovered him hiding under water in a swampy area just after 7 a.m. using a FLIR heat signature camera on the helicopter.
Gilbert was apprehended by one of the dogs and taken to Shands for his injuries.
Further investigation revealed a third suspect, 24-year-old Norris Richardson a.k.a. "Fefe," had been serving as a driver and lookout for the other two men and ran away when law enforcement arrived, and a car was discovered that was stolen out of Jacksonville.
About $27,000 worth of computers and iPads were found by GPD stacked outside the hole in the back wall of Best Buy.
A records check revealed Gilbert is a suspect and had previously been arrested for burglary at Best Buys in Jacksonville and was involved in another burglary in Gainesville in 2011.
Gilbert was taken to the Alachua County Jail, and Brookins was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.
Police are still seeking Norris Richardson, a balck male 6'1'' and 140 lbs.
Anyone who has any information on Richardson should call 911 or (352) 955-1818.
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