Multiple agencies responded to a
burglary in progress in the Fanning Springs area this morning.  A homeowner returned home to find an unknown white
male subject removing firearms from the home. 
The burglar escaped on foot. 
Personnel from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway
Patrol, Cross City Correctional Institution, Mayo Correctional Institution and
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission responded to assist LCSO in the search for
the suspect. 

After tracking the suspect with
multiple K-9s, officers were able to determine that the suspect had committed
two residential burglaries, two vehicle burglaries and he stole one pickup
truck.  LCSO needs the assistance of the
public in locating the stolen 1991 Ford F-150 bearing Florida tag:  Y33UPA. 
The vehicle is tan and blue in color. 
A photo is provided of a similar vehicle. 


Citizens should be cautious if
they come in contact with the suspect or vehicle because multiple firearms were
stolen during the crime spree.  It is
possible that additional crimes and victims may be discovered.  Investigators are requesting anyone who may
have information about these crimes to call LCSO at 352-486-5111. Should callers
wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.