Depree Johnson: Suspect arrested in Boynton Beach 'dinner time' thefts

$250K in stolen items recovered

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said they have arrested a man in connection with a series of "dinner time" burglaries.

Since March, authorities said the break-ins have occurred in 55+ and older communities located in unincorporated Boynton Beach.

The sheriff's office had been investigating these incidents and determined a group of young men, led by Depree Johnson, was responsible for the break-ins and theft of about $250,000 in jewelry, electronics and firearms.

On Thursday, detectives executed a warrant on Johnson's Lake Worth home and recovered numerous pieces of jewelry, including watches, charms, necklaces, loose diamonds and two stolen firearms.

Detectives are requesting any persons who were possible victims to contact the PBSO/District 6 -West Boynton Beach Sub Station Detective Bureau at (561) 357-7000.

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