Teenager confesses to multiple burglaries
Boca Raton, FL On Wednesday, June 22, Boca Raton Police officers responded to a burglary which had occurred between 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m., at 6850 NW 2nd Avenue. The resident, who was in an upstairs room sleeping, was awoken by her barking dog. She went downstairs which may have scared off the burglar, who entered the residence through an unlocked rear sliding glass door. The burglar took several thousand dollars worth of jewelry. A witness provided a description of a suspicious person seen in the area at the time of the burglary.
Detectives assigned to the case were investigating several similar burglaries in the same general area over the last few months. These burglaries involved a suspect who entered the residences through rear sliders or windows.
Detectives realized that the description of the suspect in the most recent burglary, matched a teenager, William Vassor, who lives in the area and has a history of similar crimes. On Thursday, June 23, detectives met with Vassor at his home, where he confessed to committing several burglaries in the area. Vassor told officers he committed the burglaries to support a drug habit and expressed contrition. Vassor was arrested and charged with armed burglary to an occupied dwelling, burglary to an occupied dwelling, two counts of burglary to a dwelling, and two counts of grand theft. Additional charges may be pending.
16 years old
Boca Raton, FL