Student's home burglarized during holiday break

Published: Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9:37 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9:37 a.m.

A University of Florida student told deputies that someone broke into his home over the holidays and stole more than $20,000 worth of items, including rifles and a motorcycle.

Charles Cartwright, 23, a junior biology major at UF, told the Alachua County Sheriff's Office that his home in the 4100 block of Southwest 21st Street was broken into sometime between when he locked it up at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 12 and when he returned Wednesday.

In his statement to deputies, Cartwright said the intruder broke in through a rear door to take most of the items. The motorcycle, a Harley Davidson Fat Boy model, was missing from the carport. Cartwright estimated the combined value of the items taken at $23,080.

The other items reported missing included: An HP computer, Acer notebook, wireless router and iPod Touch; two watches; three gun scopes; a pressure washer; a muzzle loader, a Winchester rifle, a Browning rifle and a rifle barrel; and a 40-inch flat screen.

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