Three masked men, who Orange County deputies said were dressed like ninjas when they were arrested, are now being linked to other crimes across the state.
Andres Perez, Johnathan Contreras and Frank Bower Jr. were arrested May 12 outside a home on the 9700 block of Kilgore Road. The residence was previously owned by *NSYNC band member Joey Fatone.
Investigators said the men were dressed head to toe in black clothing and were in the process of cutting a hole in a chain-link fence at the rear of the property.
Deputies said they were watching the men after receiving intelligence information and caught them in the act.
According to the incident report, the men had backpacks with zip ties, duct tape and guns inside. Deputies said one of the weapons was stolen from Collier County.
Thursday evening, Collier deputies said they have linked the three men to crimes committed in the county and the city of Naples, and were looking for a fourth.
That fourth suspect has been arrested in Collier County. His name is Henry Contreras, he faces the same charges as the first three suspects arrested.
Collier deputies were previously in Orange County investigating a possible connection between five mansion robberies and an April 30 home invasion in Windermere.
Law enforcement are not saying if Perez, Contreras and Bower are responsible for all these crimes.
All three remain locked up in the Orange County Jail.