Suspect charged with multiple home, vehicle burglaries in Hillsborough County

Last Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10:41 AM EDT

A Gibsonton man faces charges in a string of burglaries in Hillsborough and Manatee counties.

  • Alex Loren Williams faces several counts of burglary
  • Incidents occurred Wednesday in Sun City Center area
  • Williams also suspect in Manatee County cases

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that Alex Loren Williams, 30, was charged with eight counts of burglary.

Detectives responded Wednesday to two home and six vehicle burglaries in the Sun City Center area. In both of the home incidents, the residents were asleep at the time, authorities said.

Purses, money and other property were taken, and some of those items were recovered.

The investigation led detectives to Williams, who the Sheriff's Office said admitted to the burglaries.

He is also suspected of home and vehicle burglaries in Manatee County.

The Sheriff's Office said Williams was also charged with petit theft, grand theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.