Man arrested in Habitat for Humanity store burglary


Winter Garden police say they arrested a man accused of breaking into a West Orange Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Dillard Street.

Volunteers found the store ransacked Wednesday morning. The cash register was smashed, but police said there was no money inside, as the cash drawer had been taken out before the store closed for the night. However, police said the change was taken from a tip jar.

It was discovered a business next to Habitat for Humanity had their surveillance cameras stolen, but not before recording the suspect.

During the investigation, the stolen camera was recovered inside Habitat for Humanity, along with other items left behind by the suspect. Detectives recognized the suspect as 49-year-old Johnny Wayne Smith.

Detectives made contact with Smith at his home where he was arrested. While at his home, detectives recognized several items in his yard that matched the stolen property from Habitat for Humanity.


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