A nearby Target was the center of a bust early this morning as Seminole County sheriffs caught two men in the act of burglarizing the store.
Two men, Christopher Ivey, 24, and Ridgh Achille, 23, were spotted by deputies exiting the Target store in nearby Oviedo with merchandise in their possession around 1 a.m. this morning. Fleeing from authorities, one of the men ran into a nearby wooded area while the other tried to hide in a retention pond, a release from the SCSO states. However, the SCSO Alert 2 helicopter was able to locate both men.
The store, which is about five miles north of UCF, had a smashed front door where deputies discovered a large, black duffle bag, a hammer and stolen goods stacked up. Among the stolen goods were XBOX and Playstation game consoles, iPads, iPods and other electronics, the release states. Deputies estimated that the stolen property was valued around $7,500 and damages to the store totaled about $4,000. However, when Achille fled from police he was carrying a dark colored tub of merchandise, which has not yet been recovered. Deputies believe it could possibly be in the retention pond, an arrest report states.
Both Ivey and Achille were arrested and charged on counts of burglary, grand theft and resisting arrest without violence. They were booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility and are being held under $20,000 bond.
Police search for suspects after they allegedly burglarize an Oviedo Target store. Semiole County Sheriff's Office