Published: May 01, 2012 4:12 PM EDT
Updated: May 01, 2012 4:50 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested an Englewood man Monday for burglarizing three vehicles near his home. Andrew Darrell Neiding, 23, of 2075 Georgia Avenue, was charged with three counts of Burglary of a Conveyance and three counts of Petit Theft.

CCSO received a call from the victim in the 2100 block of Illinois Avenue after his neighbor caught a burglar inside the victims van parked in the driveway. The neighbor said he heard a noise outside at 2:30 a.m., grabbed his pellet gun and approached his neighbors van. The neighbor caught the burglar leaning inside the van with the door open; he had white socks on his hands and using a lighter for light. The neighbor told the subject, who had a black bag in his hand, to get on the ground and not move.

When asked by the neighbor why he had socks on his hands the subject said they were wet and he was drying them out. The neighbor checked the subject and found he had cash, a cell phone, wallet and a lighter. The neighbor got the subjects ID card and as he went to the front door to notify the victim, the subject got up and ran. Deputies and detectives responded after the victim called CCSO.

Detectives went to the suspect’s home at 2075 Georgia Avenue and located Neiding. A shoe box was turned over to detectives with several GPS units, sunglasses, a change bag and camera. Detectives turned on one of the GPS units and found it belonged to an address in the 2100 block of Mississippi Avenue that had reported two vehicles entered and several items, including the GPS were stolen Monday. The investigation continues on the other items found. Neiding was arrested and transported to the Charlotte County Jail where he remains on no bond. This is his fifth booking.