Seminole County Sheriff's investigators looking for at least two men breaking into motor vehicles in unincorporated Winter Park townhome complex

Photos for Headline Surfer / A sueveillance pic above released by Seminole County Sheriff's investigators from a nearby convenience store on shows a young man believed to be among several involved in recent break-ins of motor vehicles in Hawks Crest Townhomes located in unincorporated Winter Park near tstraddling Orange County.

By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Sometime overnight on Friday, January 10, multiple suspects entered unlocked vehicles in the Hawks Crest Townhomes located in unincorporated Winter Park, and removed valuables from inside, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said. 

Hours later, one of the victim’s stolen credit cards was used in Orange County. The two suspects shown in the images for this news story are believed to be involved in the burglaries, the SCSO said, adding surveillance pics at a nearby convebnirence store show at least two men who were involved in the motor vehicle break-ins. Those pics were released Thursday. 

SCSO surveillance pics of car break-in thieves in Winter Park, FL / Headline SurferHours later, one of the victim’s stolen credit cards from a motor cehicle break-in was used in Orange County. The two suspects shown in the images for this news story are involved in the burglaries, the SCSO said.

 Reaction in social media ranged from ambivalent to disgusted in reaction to these young crooks to the pics posted on thne SCSO's Facebook page.

Marsha Cronin Woodham said the man in the plain black shirt "looks like Michael Myers," the main character in the Halloween horror movies. 

Matt George sarcastically described the two men shown in the surveillance pics as "Harold and Kumar! Trying to save up to go to White Castle."

Vanexxa Xorenxon asked the obvious preventive question: "What is so hard about locking your car?"

Amanda McCray Jones noted the suspects "look young too," adding, "Shameful behavior. Lock your homes and cars, folks. People are not largely friendly or law abiding anymore."

If you can identify the suspects or have information on the crimes, please call Seminole County Sheriff's Detective Brian Mahan 407-665-1482. 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.