NEW: ‘Serial burglar’ jailed in string of burglaries across PBC


A man was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Jan. 26 after being accused of committing a string of burglaries in Palm Beach County, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Ricardo Wright, 41, whose occupation is listed as a “serial burglar” on his arrest report, allegedly broke into five Sage Dental offices, two nail salons, and other small businesses throughout Palm Beach County and Martin County in 2016. Totaling all of the burglaries together, thousands of dollars in cash, iPads, laptops and two 55-inch televisions were stolen, according to the arrest report.

Deputies said from Sept. 19 to Sept. 28 in 2016, Wright burglarized Sage Dental offices in Boca Raton, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Stuart. He also burglarized two nails salons in Stuart and Royal Palm Beach, according to police documents.

The first burglary was reported on Sept. 19, 2016, at Sage Dental on Yamato Road in Boca Raton.

Investigators were able to identify Wright on Sept. 24 from surveillance video before he burglarized both a Sage Dental in Royal Palm Beach on State Road 7 and an adjacent nail salon. He was wearing light-colored shirt, dark pants, , gloves, a light cloth over his face and drove a dark-colored Ford Expedition. In the video, Wright was later seen without his face covered pulling into a nearby car wash in the same dark-colored Ford Expedition. He was seen getting out of the car and walking toward the two businesses.

Investigators said the car Wright used in the burglaries was a rental car used for a relative’s cleaning business.

Wright was arrested by Titusville police on Sept. 29, 2016, after he burglarized a Sage Dental in Lake Worth on Hypoluxo Road for the second time, and then drove two hours into the Brevard County area and burglarized more than four other businesses, the arrest report states.

Wright is also charged in burglaries of two Sage Dental offices on Sept. 24 and Sept. 28, 2016, on North Military Trail in West Palm Beach and SE Federal Highway in Stuart, respectively.

After Wright’s arrest, PBSO deputies requested arrest warrants on charges of grand theft, petit theft, criminal mischief over $1,000, smash and grab burglary. He remains at the Palm Beach County Jail on no bond, according to jail records.



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