Man charged in connection to car burglaries

(DeLand, FL)  - Police have arrested a DeLand man they believe is connected to a rash of vehicle burglaries.

Brian K. Ashley, 41, (DOB: 4/22/1976) was arrested and charged Friday with two counts of burglary of a conveyance which occurred earlier this month in the northeast quadrant of DeLand.

One of the burglaries that Ashley is charged with occurred in the 900 block of East Carolina Avenue. According to the report, a gold necklace, cash, debit card and other miscellaneous items were taken. The vehicle was unlocked.

Detectives believe Ashley is responsible for more than a dozen vehicle burglaries and are working to gather more evidence. 

Police would also like to remind residents to lock their vehicles at night and remove all valuables or keep them out of sight to prevent car burglaries from occurring. 

Anyone with additional information on the vehicle burglaries is asked to contact the DeLand Police Department at 386-626-7400 or people can submit anonymous tips on the DeLand PD website by clicking here.