Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a large number of car burglaries that occurred earlier this week in the Royal St. Augustine area.
Matthew Shenett, 19; his girlfriend, Christina Fowler, 19; and Robert Clark, 17, were each charged with 17 counts of car burglary, 16 counts of petit theft and eight counts of criminal mischief. Shenett was also charged with two counts of credit card fraud.
According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the three suspects entered the neighborhood between 1 and 5 a.m. Tuesday and tried to enter every vehicle in the neighborhood. From any vehicle they found unlocked, they removed any items of value, including GPS and iPods, deputies said.
The suspects also entered some vehicles by smashing a window to obtain property, deputies said.
Some of the property has been recovered as detectives continue the investigation.
Shenett remains in the St. Johns County Jail on bonds totaling $55,500, and Fowler remains in jail on bonds totaling $54,500. Clark will be turned over to Juvenile Justice authorities.