Photo courtesy of UCFPD Twitter.

The ringleader of a group who is accused of breaking into UCF’s computer store in July has been arrested with the help of one of UCFPD’s latest tools: license plate readers.

“The LPRs played a key role in identifying suspects and developing probable cause for our case, and potentially more,” UCFPD announced on Twitter.

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Noah Kalif Jones, 24, was arrested by Florida State University Police on Tuesday. He is accused of leading the on-campus break-in that resulted in the loss of $21,000 worth of electronics, UCFPD tweeted Thursday.

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UCF police said they believe Jones was at FSU with the intent to commit similar crimes.

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“Jones is just one member of a group responsible for electronics thefts across the state that are being investigated by about a dozen agencies,” UCFPD said in a tweet.

In the statement, UCFPD describes Jones as the leader of a crew who broke into the UCF Technology Product Center, located on UCF’s main campus in Technology Commons II, using a brick to break the store’s glass window on July 14. The group stole a variety of electronics including laptops and iPads.

Jones is facing multiple charges including grand theft of over $20,000 while wearing a mask, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools. He is currently being held in Leon County Jail in Tallahassee, Florida, on out-of-county warrants.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.