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Four Tampa residents arrested for stealing items from cars in Gainesville

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Ah’naji Malique Olajawo Bacon, 19; Jacques Demetrius Cummings, 21; Antuan Bernard Davis, Jr., 19; and Jacquiez Jameel James, 19; all from the Tampa area, were arrested early this morning at Lexington Crossing Apartments, 3900 SW 27th Street, and were each charged with two counts of burglary of a conveyance.

A Gainesville Police Department covert burglary detail observed the four men walking through the parking lot, pulling on door handles. An officer reported that she saw them attempt to enter six cars while she was watching. When the four got into an SUV and attempted to leave, they were stopped by officers and detained.

While on scene, officers were approached by a victim who said they had been sitting in their car when one of the men pulled on the car door repeatedly. That victim positively identified one of the four as the person who had tried to enter their car.

In the SUV, officers found several credit cards with other people’s names on them, including a white clutch purse that belonged to another victim at the same apartment complex. She said her credit card had been in the clutch inside her car.

Other credit cards found in the SUV were from people who lived outside Alachua County, and investigators are trying to find out if they were stolen in other car burglaries. Five key fobs were also found that did not belong to the defendants’ vehicle.

Bacon and Cummings were arrested in Tampa for burglary in January of 2022. All four remain in the Alachua County Jail pending first appearance.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Good lock they’re goofy asses up thinking that they gang bangers and claim to have “Motion” LOL 1200 pockets flat

  • I guess the word is out…Gainesville is easy on crime.

    Homeless are flocking to Gainesville and now criminals are looking to call Gaynesville home.

    Hope city leadership helps you sleep safe at night.

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